Suspended family GP quits amid NHS probe

A SUFFOLK GP has been suspended following an allegation of professional misconduct.

Dr Malcolm Graeme Kelvin had been at the Mount Farm Surgery in Lawson Place, Bury St Edmunds, for many years.

However, it has now emerged the GP has left the practice after he was suspended “pending an investigation”.

Melanie Craig, NHS Suffolk’s director of primary care, said: “We can confirm that Dr Kelvin has been suspended pending investigation and that we will be assisting Mount Farm Surgery in ensuring the continuity of patient care.”

NHS Suffolk confirmed it, rather than the surgery, had suspended Dr Kelvin.

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It also confirmed the allegation under investigattion did not relate to his care for patients at the surgery.

Dr Kelvin, who was educated at the University of London, first registered as a GP in 1979 and was a senior partner at the Moreton Hall surgery.

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In a letter to patients, the surgery said: “We wish to advise patients that due to personal reasons Dr Kelvin has decided to leave Mount Farm Surgery.

“The GPs at the surgery will ensure that Dr Kelvin’s patients will continue to receive an excellent level of medical care.”

One of Dr Kelvin’s patients was Frank Warby, councillor for Moreton Hall.

He said: “He’s a well-respected family doctor in Moreton Hall.

“I am very sad to hear he has left – it was very unexpected. It is very sad to lose a good doctor like Dr Kelvin.

“The practice has grown over the years.

“Dr Kelvin was there from the beginning.

“In the letter we got from the surgery they said his departure had nothing to do with his abilities as a doctor.”

A spokesman for the General Medical Council declined to comment on the matter but did confirm that, as far as it was concerned, Dr Kelvin is currently registered with a licence to practice.

The EADT was unable to contact Dr Kelvin.

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