GP suspended over nursing home deaths told he can resume work

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A Birmingham GP suspended from practising following the start of a police investigation into deaths (CT, September 2003) at the Maypole nursing home (now closed), which he co-owned with his wife, has been told he can return to work. Dr Jamalapuram Hari-Gopal was suspended from his job at the Philip Clarke Medical Centre in Kings Heath pending an inquiry by the South Birmingham Primary Care Trust. The Trust has now completed its enquiry and has told Dr Hari-Gopal he can resume work. The police investigation into the deaths found there was no criminal case to answer. Detective Inspector Colin Avon told Caring Times that police had been asked to investigate two deaths which had occurred at the Maypole nursing home. “Nothing came from these investigations and we are not looking at any criminal prosecutions at this stage,” Det. Insp. Avon said. “We are still working with the health service and other agencies on matters relating to the Maypole nursing home but, unless any further information comes to light, we are

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