An NHS trust has paid a doctor £50,000 to stay off work even after he was cleared of discriminating against a Muslim who refused to remove her hijab.

Vladislav Rogozov, 46, was suspended after claiming a surgeon walked out of an op when he asked her to remove the headscarf.

He has been cleared by the General Medical Council but is still not allowed back to work.

The anaesthetist made the request as he feared the hijab, which he said was spattered with blood, may risk infecting the patient.

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