Following a family meal at a restaurant, Basit was heard “screaming and shouting” before a fracas fight broke out when the other doctor, intervened.
The tribunal heard how Basit punched the victim, called “Dr A” in the face and on the ear then hit the other doctor, called “Dr B”.
Dr A said she suffered swelling and bruising to her left eye in the incident.
Oooh, he’s in trouble now! The police take a dim view of…
Basit was arrested and questioned by officers but no action was taken against him.
He was later reported to the General Medical Council, who conducted the tribunal.
At the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) Basit was found guilty of serious professional misconduct after the GMC accused him of a “pattern of emotional, psychological and verbal abuse” towards Dr A.
He received a four-month suspension after he promised to improve his anger management problems.
Why a suspension? Are we that short of doctors we can’t afford to lose a serial abuser?