A DOCTOR has agreed to work under restrictions for the rest of her career after it was determined her fitness to practise had been impaired.
A panel heard claims patients were let down as Dr Pauline Roylance, who single-handed ran a surgery in Tatten-hall until her resignation in October 2003, tried to juggle three jobs at once.
She was also employed as an adviser on under-performing GPs to Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust (PCT) and as a locum with a GP practice in the town.
The General Medical Council's Fitness to Practise Panel, sitting in Manchester after adjourning an earlier hearing in October, was told Dr Roylance, of Yew Tree Farm, Beeston, was suffering from depression at the time.
Panel members agreed to Dr Roylance's undertakings that she will not work in a single-handed GP surgery as a principal, will not work at nighttime and will not work on more than one weekend per calendar month.
These details must be disclosed to an employer or any person from whom the practitioner is seeking employment or any enquirer.
The panel determined Dr Roylance must keep to those undertakings for the remainder of her working life.
Dr Roylance was informed she could apply to the GMC to vary or be released from an undertaking should circumstances change.