A doctor with practices in Brierley and Shafton has been suspended for six months after his conduct was found to be dishonest and misleading.
Dr Magdi Selim, who has practices on Church Drive in Brierley and Sceptone Grove in Shafton, admitted applying for membership to The Royal College of General Practitioners with inaccurate information from an earlier bid which had failed.
He also admitted that he wrote to the college, stating the inaccuracies were 'mistakes'.
At the tribunal hearing this week, Sophie Cartwright, representing the General Medical Council called for Dr Selim to be struck off as there had been a 'serious departure' from the Good Medical Practice.
But Stephen Brassington, for Dr Selim, said the doctor had an unblemished 22-year career, prior to previous dishonesty matters coming before the GMC in 2010.
Dr Selim said: "I'm taking a sabbatical. I've not had a holiday in 22 years and I'm going to travel the world."
He is entitled to appeal the panel's decision.
Full story in today's Chronicle.