A DOCTOR who failed two patients at Warrington Hospital has been struck off.

Dr Joseph Mclagen Nankhonya had previously been sanctioned by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in 2016 for his actions while working as a locum consultant physician in stroke medicine at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation during a two-month period in 2013.

He failed to arrange 'urgent brain imaging' for one patient and also neglected to administer aspirin to them and make a record in their medical notes.

Dr Nankhonya also conducted an 'inadequate assessment' of another patient, and maintained a particular medical diagnosis despite ultrasound scans having contradicted this.

He has previously been suspended from practising five times by the MPTS – including for drinking while on his lunch break.

The doctor turned up for work at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport smelling of alcohol on four separate occasions in 2006.

When quizzed by colleagues on one occasion, he admitted having several beers during his lunch hour.

Dr Nankhonya was subsequently suspended from practising for a year on that occasion.

In 2018, a review hearing for the 2016 incidents found that Dr Nankhonya had breached conditions imposed upon him and suspended him from practising for a year.

He failed to inform the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust of the conditions on his registration.

Last week, a review hearing took place to decide whether Dr Nankhonya’s fitness to practise is impaired.

Acting in behalf of the General Medical Council on Friday, Mr Coke-Smythe submitted that Dr Nankhonya’s fitness to practise remains impaired.

He stated Dr Nankhonya has not submitted any evidence that the 2018 tribunal informed him would be of assistance.

He submitted that, in his correspondence, Dr Nankhonya accuses the GMC of 'lying, questions the role of the GMC and seeks to challenge the 2016 tribunal’s findings'.

Furthermore, Mr Coke-Smyth said that most of the materials Dr Nankhonya has submitted relates to matters which have already been decided on. He said this demonstrates Dr Nankhonya’s 'persistent lack of insight'.

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He told the tribunal that the situation has now 'deteriorated' as Dr Nankhonya has 'disregarded the opportunity that two tribunals have given him to remediate'.

After hearing the evidence, tribunal chair David Urpeth, concluded there would be 'no prospect of any change in Dr Nankhonya’s attitude or insight into his misconduct with a further period of suspension'.