An ‘inconsistent’ Southampton doctor who did not wash his hands after examining patients has been suspended.

Dr Ibrahim Jalloh was scolded by a tribunal for his use of ‘inaccurate’ information and inconsistencies.

But the medic, who qualified in 1980 from the University of Liberia, has not acknowledged fault.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard how after examining patients, Dr Jalloh was not seen to wash his hands on several occasions.

The treatment of patients was unacceptable and several patient safety issues were present, the panel ruled.

It was found there were incidents of inaccurate information shared by Mr Jalloh.

He admitted that that record keeping ‘was not a strong point’.

This was in line with his ordering of investigations, which was mostly inconsistent.

Examples included chronic disease management and relevant blood investigations, the panel heard.

Abnormal tests results had also not been followed up by Mr Jalloh.

He commenced patients on a dose of antidepressants which was not recommended and used food supplements inappropriately.

A non-recommended dose of drug was used by Mr Jalloh on another occasion.

It was submitted to the panel that Dr Jalloh’s professional performance was deficient in three areas.

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But it was proved that his performance was unacceptable across several areas: assessment, treatment, record keeping, investigations, laws and regulations, communication and relationship with colleagues.

Assessors found serious concern for patient safety in assessment, treatment, and record keeping.

Dr Jalloh worked at Southampton City NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) and later Kingfisher and Surrey Docks Centres.

During his time at both services, he was subject to assessments following concerns.

Whilst employed at the former NHS trust in Southampton, the General Medical Council (GMC) were informed that Dr Jalloh had been removed from Southampton PCT’s Performers List on grounds of ‘efficiency’.

This followed four complaints which raised serious concerns about his clinical performance when working for the Out of Hours Service.

He was subject to a performance assessment in September and October 2006 and was deemed fit to practice with regulations.

Dr Jalloh was invited to undertake a reassessment of his professional performance in 2010, and it was alleged his performance was unacceptable in assessment, treatment, and record keeping.

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Other areas were also ‘cause for concern’ but he was allowed to practice on a limited basis.

Dr Jalloh’s employment at Kingfisher and Surrey Docks Centres was terminated in November 2010.

It was revealed he had failed to record notes for 54 patients and there was no evidence of referrals being made in respect of 14 others.

Dr Jalloh relinquished his licence to practise in March 2016, but it was restored following an application on 2018.

Following the hearing from August 29 to September 4 2023, Dr Jalloh has been suspended for 12 months.