Dr Nagy Mickhael’s state of the art surgery – called St Mark’s Medical Centre – on the Albert Pier is believed to have a patient list of several thousand, many of them Poles and Portuguese, and the Health department are urgently putting in measures to ensure that his patients have medical cover from other GPs.
A helpline is to be set up for worried patients although the Royal Court heard that there had been no accusations of malpractice made against the doctor.
The Royal Court granted Health’s request this morning, after Dr Mickhael did not oppose it.
The action against him comes after Health and Social Services discovered that his membership of the General Medical Council – which regulates and disciplines all doctors – has lapsed.
In effect, that meant he was practising without professional indemnity and outside the profession.
The GMC confirmed this morning that annual registration costs £290.