“Dr Ravindran is hugely disappointed"
A top aesthetics doctor based in Cheshire has been suspended from practising whilst an investigation into him continues.
Dr Roshan Ravindran was told he cannot practice while a probe by the General Medical Council (GMC) is carried out.
He founded the £4.8 million beauty clinic KLNIK in Wilmslow in 2018.
Dr Ravindran has called the suspension an “injustice” and stated that “the nefarious basis for this decision” would eventually be exposed.
Dr Ravindran, known as Dr Rosh, was previously told he must inform the watchdog of any new medical role he accepts as part of the interim conditions while the investigation continues.
It is understood that the investigation began in 2020.
Dr Ravindran was also told he cannot carry out in-person consultations with female patients without a chaperone pending the probe’s conclusion unless it is a life-threatening emergency.
Those interim conditions have now been replaced by an interim suspension after an Interim Orders Tribunal review hearing of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) on July 26, 2021.
At the time, a spokesperson for the aesthetics doctor said “the interim conditions involve no adverse finding against Dr Ravindran”.
The MPTS makes independent decisions about whether doctors are fit to practice.
Interim orders rule on whether restrictions are necessary to protect patients or doctors while the GMC look at the evidence in a case.
The GMC website said:
“This person has been suspended from the Medical Register and may not practice as a doctor in the UK.”
The MPTS website says the suspension will be “subject to review”.
Currently, no details about the allegations have been disclosed.
Dr Ravindran insisted that the allegations are not related to his practice and he has vowed to clear his name.
A spokesman for the doctor said: “Dr Ravindran is hugely disappointed by this injustice.
“The nefarious basis for this decision, which arises out of an employment dispute, will in time be exposed.
“Dr Ravindran has not breached any professional obligations and he remains confident of being fully vindicated and is grateful to his loyal team.”
Dr Ravindran graduated from the University of Manchester in medicine and previously worked as a senior house officer at Wythenshawe Hospital.
He founded KLNIK in 2018, providing clients with various procedures including botox.
His CV says: “We are focused on integrity in an industry that is rife with exploitation and a lack of regulation in the UK.
“I am a voice for regulation in the filler and device industry, advising the UK Government.”
Dr Ravindran’s website says he is “instrumental to the modern aesthetics industry”.
It was reported that he has presented at conferences around the world and specialises in correcting procedures.
In 2020, he offered frontline NHS staff free Covid-19 testing after becoming “frustrated with the government’s lack of action” during lockdown.
Due to the pandemic, Dr Ravindran had to close KLNIK.
But he secured thousands of MHRA-approved test kits to screen for Covid-19 and reopened so NHS staff could book free instant tests.