Landmark legal case to rule whether GP exam ‘discriminates’ against Asian and black doctors – The Independent

‘Hundreds of black and Asian doctors have had promising careers “halted” because of racial discrimination in the way GPs are examined, a leading doctor has claimed, before a landmark High Court hearing in which two pillars of the medical establishment will be accused of breaching equality laws.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2014

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Duped by the ‘blood analyst’ who says he can cure cancer – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2014 in advertising, cancer, consumer protection, doctors, news by sally

‘Controversial Harley Street specialist is found guilty of claiming he can cure cancer in landmark case brought by trading standards.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2014

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FGM charges against doctor criticised by obstetricians and gynaecologists – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2014 in doctors, female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A group of consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists have joined the growing chorus of criticism by maternal health experts of the decision to prosecute a doctor for female genital mutilation.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2014

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FGM: Top gynaecologist hits out at ‘political’ prosecution for female genital mutilation – The Independent

‘Has the DPP picked the right target for a landmark legal case against a barbaric medical practice? Jeremy Laurance talks to Dr Katrina Erskine.’

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The Independent, 24th March 2014

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Fatal bug surgeon John Lu wins disclosure case – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2014 in consent, disclosure, doctors, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A surgeon who unwittingly spread a fatal infection cannot be forced to tell future patients about his clinical history, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2014

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‘Sexually motivated’ doctor Srinivas Yenugula struck off – BBC News

‘A doctor whose treatment of some female patients was ruled to be sexually motivated has been struck off the medical register.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2014

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Abortion counselling – why statutory regulation is needed – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 7th, 2014 in abortion, doctors, news by tracey

‘Abortion is an emotive subject, regardless of political persuasion. It is one of the few issues that genuinely has the ability to polarise opinion, with neither side likely to be persuaded to the other’s point of view.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th March 2014

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Barend Delport: Sex assault GP struck off register – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct, sexual offences by sally

‘A GP who took intimate pictures of women and children who were his patients has been struck off the medical register.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2014

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Devon doctor sees sentence increased – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 30th, 2014 in appeals, doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has increased the sentence for Suhail Ahmed from 18 months’ imprisonment to 30 for voyeurism and sexual assault.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 29th January 2014

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Torbay sex assault doctor Suhail Ahmed sentence extended – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2014 in appeals, doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘A junior doctor who sexually assaulted and secretly photographed female patients during examinations has had one extra year added to his jail sentence by Court of Appeal judges.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2014

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Trains, pains and allegations: fairness in medical misconduct cases – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This appeal by Dr Chhabra was concerned with the roles of the case investigator and the case manager when handling concerns about a doctor’s performance under the disciplinary procedures introduced over eight years ago for doctors and dentists in the National Health Service. The national policy framework is known as ‘Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS’ (MHPS), which the Trust had implemented through its own policies.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th January 2014

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MoJ presses ahead with plan to introduce RTA medical panels this year – Litigation Futures

Posted January 17th, 2014 in doctors, expert witnesses, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘The new independent medical panels to assess whiplash injuries are on course for implementation this year after the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) began putting together a working group to take them forward.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th January 2014

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MoJ confirms plans for medical whiplash panels – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 16th, 2014 in doctors, evidence, fraud, limitations, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that a working group will next month begin the process of creating medical panels to assess whiplash injury claims.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th January 2014

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Dr Mansoor Kassim sentenced for faking Viagra scripts – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2014 in breach of trust, doctors, fraud, news, professional conduct, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A doctor with “marital difficulties” forged prescriptions for Viagra because he was too embarrassed to see his GP. Dr Mansoor Kassim, 37, who worked at Ystrad Fawr Hospital near Caerphilly, faked £340.67 worth of scripts, Newport magistrates heard. He was given a suspended jail sentence after admitting four charges of making a false prescription, two of theft by an employee and one of fraud.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2014

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West London Mental Health NHS Trust (Respondent) v Chhabra (Appellant) – Supreme Court

West London Mental Health NHS Trust (Respondent) v Chhabra (Appellant) [2013] UKSC 80 | UKSC 2013/0046 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 18th December 2014

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Strangers could avoid prosecution for assisted suicide, DPP signals – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2013 in assisted suicide, doctors, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Strangers who give assistance to severely disabled or terminally ill people determined to end their lives could escape prosecution despite having no close ties to them, the Director of Public Prosecutions has signalled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2013

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Damning report exposes NHS secrecy in breast cancer scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2013 in cancer, doctors, health, hospitals, inquiries, news, reports by tracey

‘Hundreds of women were put at risk of breast cancer as “weak and indecisive” bosses at scandal-hit hospital covered up failings by a charismatic surgeon despite repeated warnings, an inquiry has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2013

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‘Maggot-infested’ GP surgeries exposed by inspectors – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2013 in doctors, health, news, quality assurance by sally

‘The first national inspection of more than 900 GP surgeries in England has found one in three is failing to meet basic standards.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2013

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Tens of thousands harmed in hospital by IV drip blunders – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2013 in doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, medicines, news, nurses by tracey

‘Around 500 patients could be dying each year because of an “astonishing” lack of training in the use of intravenous drips, health experts have warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2013

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Surgeon struck off for lying about removing brain tumour – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, disqualification, doctors, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘A neurosurgeon who falsely told a woman he had removed her brain tumour, and then tried to cover up his lie, has been struck off.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2013

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