Paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury’s appeal ‘contemptible’ – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2015 in appeals, child abuse, doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile doctor’s appeal against his sentence is “utterly contemptible”, the mother of one victim has said.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2015

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Staffordshire doctor’s ‘sexual touching’ was misconduct – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2015 in doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

‘A doctor who inappropriately touched two midwives while on duty has been found guilty of misconduct.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2015

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Consent to treatment – Hailsham Chambers

Posted April 20th, 2015 in codes of practice, consent, disclosure, doctors, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘Medicine is a changing field, and the way it is practised is in many ways unrecognisable today from 30 years ago. Diagnostic techniques have improved. The technology is better. New drugs come onto the market. Patients are better informed. Less and less are patients inclined to take the stance that “doctor knows best”. There is a plethora of information available through the internet enabling patients to obtain information about symptoms, investigations, treatment options, risks and side-effects; there are patient support groups; healthcare institutions issue leaflets; pharmaceutical products are labelled and contain data sheets intended to give the public information, including in relation to risks; there is a constant raising of awareness of medical accidents and perceived inadequacies of healthcare provision through the media including social media. Whistle-blowing legislation protects those within the health service who wish to remove the veil from poor standards in hospital. And there have been some high-profile inquiries and reports which have revealed severely substandard practice in some places, two obvious examples being North Staffordshire and Morecambe Bay. The result is that the person who walks through the door of a consulting room today is likely to be very different to the person who walked in 30 years ago: better informed, cannier, more suspicious perhaps, more demanding, less resigned.’

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Hailsham Chambers, 26th March 2015

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Clinical negligence: patients’ wishes are paramount – Park Square Barristers

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in birth, consent, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘Richard Paige discusses 2 recent decisions which are essential reading for any clinical negligence practitioner: they establish that patients’ wishes are paramount. Doctors must ensure that patients are sufficiently informed and must not censor information.’

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Park Square Barristers, 14th March 2015

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Cathedral sues NHS after worshipper tripped and injured foot – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2015 in Church of England, doctors, health, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Lawyers claim injury was much worse than it would have been with appropriate treatment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2015

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Care Quality Commission scraps ‘judgmental’ GP practice bandings – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2015 in doctors, health, news, regulations by sally

‘The NHS regulator has abandoned its system of bandings for GP practices, after criticism from doctors’ representatives.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2015

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Montgomery (Appellant) v Lanarkshire Health Board (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Montgomery (Appellant) v Lanarkshire Health Board (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 11 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 11th March 2015

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Polo player choked on sock after drug session – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2015 in doctors, drug abuse, drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

‘A doctor who gave the president of a university polo club a cocktail of drugs leading him to choke to death on a sock has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2015

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Health system could benefit from greater pharmacist input if legal challenges can be addressed, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 18th, 2015 in doctors, health, news, pharmacists by sally

‘The health system in England could benefit if plans to involve pharmacists more in delivering treatments and care in GP surgeries are implemented, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th March 2015

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CPS decision to stop private prosecutions of doctors charged with abortion offences – CPS News Brief

‘In February 2012 Drs Sivaraman and Rajmohan were the subject of an undercover operation organised by The Daily Telegraph at various abortion clinics in England. The evidence obtained was passed to the police and, after an investigation, considered by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). It was concluded that in each case there was sufficient evidence of an abortion offence, although this was a finely balanced decision, but that it was not in the public interest to prosecute. On 5 September 2013 and, in more detail, on 7 October 2013 the CPS issued public statements explaining the decision making in these cases.’

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CPS News Brief, 13th March 2015

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‘Door wide open’ to gender abortion as CPS blocks prosecution of doctors, campaigners claim – Daily Telegraph

‘Prosecutors halt case against doctors filmed in Telegraph investigation over ‘public interest’ considerations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2015

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MPs criticise ‘chasm’ between FGM prosecutions and reports – BBC News

‘MPs have criticised the “chasm” between the number of reported cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK and the number of prosecutions.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2015

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Junior doctor Raza Laskar jailed for child sex abuse – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2015 in children, doctors, indecent photographs of children, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A junior doctor working in paediatrics who sexually abused a child and groomed and abused others over the internet has been jailed for seven years.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2015

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Baby deaths inquiry: NHS criticism expected – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in birth, doctors, health, hospitals, midwives, news, quality assurance, reports by sally

‘Failures at a maternity unit where a number of newborn babies and mothers died are expected to be exposed later.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2015

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Judge refuses mother’s plea to treat terminally-ill son, saying he should be allowed to die – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 16th, 2015 in cancer, Court of Protection, doctors, families, medical treatment, news, young persons by sally

‘Court of Protection rules that specialists can lawfully stop providing chemotherapy to terminally-ill teenager.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2015

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Children’s doctor jailed for 18 years for indecently assaulting girls at Jimmy Savile hospital – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2015 in child abuse, doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former children’s doctor convicted of sexually assaulting young girls at Stoke Mandeville Hospital during the 70s and 80s has been jailed for 18 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2015

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Law to make reporting of FGM mandatory – BBC News

‘Professionals who fail to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in children could face the sack under a new law for England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 12 February 2015

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Whistleblowing: ‘It’s still not safe for us to speak out’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2015 in doctors, health, news, nurses, quality assurance, reports, whistleblowers by sally

‘Whistle-blowers say Sir Robert Francis’s report fails to offer enough protection to staff to who speak out and will not encourage others to come forward.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2015

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Doctor Michael Salmon guilty of indecent assaults – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, doctors, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘Former doctor Michael Salmon has been found guilty of indecently assaulting girls at a hospital where Jimmy Savile abused patients.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2015

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FGM: What is Female Genital Mutilation and why was the first doctor to stand trial in the UK acquitted? – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2015 in doctors, female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been accused of bowing to “mounting” political pressure and a need to “get results” when it chose to launch an ill-judged trial against a young doctor for female genital mutilation, who was acquitted in less than 30 minutes.’

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The Independent, 5th February 2015

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