A doctor struck off for misconduct has seen his application to practise again refused at a hearing.

Doctor Harry Nduka was referred to the General Medical Council (GMC) in July 2013 over concerns raised about his clinical practice, conduct and communication.

His medical registration was suspended for 15 months, pending investigation.

However, on August 26, 2013, Dr Nduka applied for a clinical fellow (registrar level) post in obstetrics and gynaecology at the the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs Lister Hospital in Stevenage and the New QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City.

The Medical Practitioners' Tribunal Service (MPTS) found that he had lied when asked on the application form if he was currently the subject of a fitness to practise investigation.

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Dr Nduka went on to apply for a position as a locum specialist registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Princess Royal University Hospital in London, and later to the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust again, for a vacancy as a senior clinical fellow (registrar level) in obstetrics and gynaecology.

It was found Nduka failed to declare that he was the subject of an ongoing fitness to practise investigation.

Despite his appeal, "the tribunal was not satisfied that Dr Nduka is currently fit to practise and accordingly, it determined that Dr Nduka’s name should not be restored to the Medical Register".

"Dr Nduka must automatically wait at least 12 months from the date of this restoration application before applying again," the report continued.

"The tribunal has no discretion to make this period longer or shorter unless the doctor has made two or more previous applications, which is not the case here."