Wiltshire surgeon on drink-drive charges is suspended

Salisbury District Hospital
Image caption The medical panel found no concerns over Mr Shergill's clinical practice at Salisbury District Hospital

An orthopaedic surgeon has been suspended for failing to disclose his drink-driving charge.

The General Medical Council also ruled Gurdip Shergill's two-month sanction from Salisbury District Hospital in Wiltshire would be unpaid.

The panel found no concerns over his clinical practice or patient safety and that he was not on duty at the time.

Arrangements will be made to cover his absence to minimise effects on patient care, the hospital has said.

Medical director at the hospital, Christine Blanchard, said the ruling sent "a clear message to the public and his profession that such behaviour won't be tolerated".

Mr Shergill's suspension will begin in a month's time.

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