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GPs kick off fight against IT disruption

Dr Rajesh Patel is 'shocked and bewildered' after the GMC launched professional conduct proceedings against him and five other GPs who were criticised by the Shipman Inquiry.

The inquiry censured the GPs for counter-signing 214 cremation certificates for Harold Shipman's patients.

Dr Patel, who still practises in Hyde, said the GPs had 'acted as agents of change' since the murders came to light and had pushed through an overhaul of death and cremation certification in Tameside. He said they had worked tirelessly to rebuild the community and restore patient trust. 'We are stunned and bewildered basically,'

Dr Patel said.

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