Leicester illegal circumcision doctor guilty of misconduct – BBC News

‘A psychiatrist who circumcised 41 boys at a “non-sterile” clinic in a terraced house has been found guilty of misconduct. Dr Hassan Abdulla was not registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) when he operated at the Al-Khalill Clinic in Leicester.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2014

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Doctors who harm patients face ‘tougher sanctions’ – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘Doctors who make mistakes in the care of their patients could face tougher sanctions, under plans being considered by the General Medical Council.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2014

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Young v Anglo American South Africa Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Young v Anglo American South Africa Ltd and others (No 2) [2014] EWCA Civ 1130; [2014] WLR (D) 370

‘Where a company had its statutory seat and principal place of business outside England, to determine whether a claim against it could be brought in England for the purposes of article 60(1)(b) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001, the claimant had to show a good arguable case that England was the jurisdiction where the company had its “central administration”, which was the place where, through its relevant organs according to its own constitutional provisions, it took the decisions essential for that its operations.’

WLR Daily, 31st July 2014

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Assisted dying: leading doctors call on Lords to back legalisation – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2014 in assisted suicide, bills, doctors, news, parliament by tracey

‘Twenty-seven leading figures write to every peer urging them to back Lord Falconer’s private members bill on assisted dying.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2014

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A life and death question: hopes and fears rise as right to die decision nears – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2014 in assisted suicide, bills, criminal justice, doctors, news, parliament by sally

‘The House of Lords is to debate Lord Falconer’s bill aimed at clarifying the law on the right to end one’s life.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2014

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GP Andrew Johnson jailed for decades of sex abuse – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2014 in doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A GP who sexually abused patients over more than 25 years is serving a lengthy jail sentence, it can now be reported.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2014

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The issue of assisted suicide – are changes on the horizon? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The Supreme Court considered two appeals together, concerning three appellants who had suffered from permanent and catastrophic physical disabilities and wished to die at the time of their choosing. However, they were not physically capable of ending their own life unaided. The court considered, among other things, whether the Suicide Act 1961, s 2 infringed the appellants’ rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, art 8 (ECHR).’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 7th July 2014

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Female genital mutilation: Prosecute health professionals who fail to report signs of FGM, MPs say – The Independent

‘Doctors and nurses who fail to report that girls in their care have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM) should be prosecuted in an effort to tackle the scandal of “this horrific abuse”, MPs say in a report published today.’

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The Independent, 3rd July 2014

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Plans to relax licensing laws lambasted by doctors and alcohol groups – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2014 in alcohol abuse, alcoholism, bills, charities, doctors, licensing, local government, news by sally

‘Ministers are under fire because of plans to let the Women’s Institute, bed and breakfasts and charities start selling alcohol, which doctors and local councils warn could worsen Britain’s drink problem.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2014

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Dr Daniel Ubani: No UK extradition over patient death – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in doctors, extradition, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘The family of man who was killed with a lethal dose of a painkiller by a German doctor said they are “astonished” he will not be extradited to the UK.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2014

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General Medical Council calls for law change after two surgeons escape ban following pregnant woman’s death – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 16th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, tribunals by sally

‘The seriousness of the incident and subsequent “tragic death” of the mother-of-three warranted the suspension of both doctors’ licence to practise, says head of GMC.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th May 2014

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Respecting offender’s blood refusal ‘correct’ – BBC News

Posted May 7th, 2014 in blood products, consent, doctors, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘A doctor was right not to administer a blood transfusion to a mentally-ill sex offender refusing it on religious grounds, a High Court judge has said.’

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BBC News, 6th May 2014

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Do we need a root-and-branch review of the Abortion Act? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 6th, 2014 in abortion, doctors, legislation, news by tracey

‘In a thoughtful piece in the Guardian, MP Sarah Wollaston calls for a review of the Abortion Act. She focuses on the decision by the General Medical Council (GMC) not to pursue Fitness to Practice proceedings against 67 doctors who had pre-signed, without assessing the women concerned, the forms used to authorise abortion. She concludes: “… it makes no sense to prolong outdated and paternalistic attitudes that only doctors can make judgments about whether the grounds for the Abortion Act are satisfied. It makes even less sense to leave the situation as it is now with doubts about the legal obligation for a doctor to have seen the woman to whom form HSA1 refers; clear guidance must be issued as to whether doctors may sign based on evidence from clinical nurse specialists. A change to allow clinicians other than doctors to certify directly would, however, require an amendment to the Abortion Act.
In my view, the act is no longer fit for purpose. This would be a good time for a wider review of the ethical arguments and public attitudes, and to establish a legal framework fit for the 21st century.” ‘

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 2nd May 2014

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Pre-signing abortion forms is illegal, General Medical Council admits – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 6th, 2014 in abortion, consent, crime, doctors, documents, illegality, news by tracey

‘More than 60 doctors who pre-signed abortion forms without knowing anything about the women concerned did break the law, the head of the General Medical Council admitted last night as pressure grew on police to investigate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2014

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Illegal abortion doctors face no action – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in abortion, doctors, news, prosecutions, public interest by sally

‘Doctors who illegally signed dozens of abortion consent forms will not be disciplined, as MPs say this is evidence of the UK’s ‘abortion on demand’ culture.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2014

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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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