A DOCTOR has been declared fit to practise - despite being found guilty of dishonest and misleading conduct.

Dr Magdi Selim, who is the lead GP at Brierley Medical Practice and Shafton Health Centre, was handed a six-month suspension in March after submitting inaccurate information in an application to the Royal College of General Practitioners.

A fitness to practise panel accepted Dr Selim did not pose a direct threat to his patients but was concerned that his dishonesty had been for professional gain.

The case was reviewed last Tuesday and although Dr Selim’s current suspension remains in place until October 3, his fitness to practise is no longer impaired.

Stephen Brassington, representing Dr Selim, said his suspension had achieved its purpose in maintaining confidence in the profession.

The panel took into account Dr Selim’s continued professional development, and the certificates for learning he had completed, along with workshops and modules in relation to medical ethics and law.

Dr Selim also attended eight sessions with a mentor, who told the panel in a letter he believed the doctor ‘genuinely regretted his actions’ and had ‘worked hard to demonstrate he has taken the panel’s decision in a serious and professional manner’.

The panel concluded: "Having been suspended for a period of six months, the panel is satisfied that this is sufficient to send a clear signal to the public and the profession about the standards expected of doctors and is sufficient to maintain public confidence in the profession."