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Swanley doctor suspended over care concerns
A DOCTOR in Swanley has been suspended while an investigation is carried out into his care.
NHS Kent and Medway has written to a number of patients at The Oaks surgery to inform them of concerns about care given by one of its doctors Dr Barend Delport.
Dr Delport resigned on May 14 but has also been banned from practicing elsewhere until the investigation is complete.
It could result in hearing to determine if he is fit to practice.
The letter said: “Concerns have been raised about some care given by Dr Delport, including photographs taken by him.”
It added: “We regret having to write to you in this way but we wish to contact everyone treated by Dr Delport.
“The doctors at The Oaks know you are being sent this letter and fully support it.”
Patients are invited to contact a confidential NHS helpline on 0800 923 3535 if they have any concerns about their treatment by this doctor.
The helpline is open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week.