NHS fraud doctor Anthony Madu avoids prison – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2014 in community service, doctors, fraud, news, sentencing, sick leave, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A gynaecologist who defrauded the NHS out of tens of thousands of pounds working as a locum while off work sick from a Cardiff hospital has avoided prison.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2014

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Free Movement of Doctors in the NHS – Littleton Chambers

Posted December 11th, 2014 in appeals, doctors, EC law, employment tribunals, freedom of movement, health, news by sally

‘In Kapenova v. Department of Health [2014] ICR 884, the first case of its kind in the health sector, the EAT has held that an entry criterion for the two year Foundation Programme for medicine graduates is a justified infringement of EU free movement rights. Kapenova demonstrates that: (i) a claim for unjustified infringement of free movement rights can be pursued as a claim for indirect nationality discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 before the Employment Tribunal, and; (ii) the approach to the justification defence under EU law and domestic law is the same.’

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Littleton Chambers, 11th December 2014

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GP ‘disgust’ at watchdog errors – BBC News

Posted December 8th, 2014 in BBC, doctors, medical treatment, news by sally

‘GPs have told the BBC their reputations have been “tarnished by incompetence” from the health watchdog.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2014

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FGM: UK plan to require professionals to report suspected cases – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2014 in doctors, female genital mutilation, news, social services, teachers by sally

‘Campaigners against female genital mutilation (FGM) have cautiously welcomed government moves to require professionals to report suspected cases of FGM, but warned of the risk of alienating communities and forcing the practice further underground.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2014

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Nakhla v General Medical Council – WLR Daily

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in appeals, doctors, education, law reports by sally

Nakhla v General Medical Council [2014] EWCA Civ 1522; [2014] WLR (D) 510

‘In considering whether a foreign-trained surgeon had satisfied the relevant requirements, as to training and experience, for registration as a specialist, where such registration was a necessary precondition for permanent appointment as an NHS consultant, careful attention was to be given to the qualifications and experience relied upon, in particular with regard to article 8(2) of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Order of Council 2010.’

WLR Daily, 28th November 2014

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Doctor Myles Bradbury jailed for abusing young patients – BBC News

‘A paedophile doctor who abused young cancer patients has been sentenced to 22 years in jail. Myles Bradbury, 41, of Herringswell, Suffolk, admitted abusing 18 children in his care at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, between 2009 and 2013.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2014

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Doctor Lam Hoe Yeoh jailed for secretly filming patients – BBC News

‘A doctor who secretly filmed hundreds of patients, colleagues and hospital visitors has been jailed for five years.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2014

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Information even unlawfully obtained is admissible to the GMC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 24th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, disclosure, doctors, evidence, human rights, news, police by sally

‘The High Court has ruled that although information obtained unlawfully by the police is admissible in regulatory proceedings (even if not in criminal proceedings), it “carries little weight” in the assessment of competing interests required by Article 8(2).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd November 2014

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Neurosurgeon jailed for sexually assaulting six patients – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘An eminent consultant neurosurgeon has been jailed for 16 years for sexually assaulting six female patients during intimate medical examinations.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

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Hundreds of GPs face urgent Care Quality Commission checks – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 18th, 2014 in doctors, news, quality assurance by sally

‘Almost 900 practices across Britain – more than one in 10 – deemed most likely to be failing patients by Care Quality Commission.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2014

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Laughton v Shalaby – “Similar Fact Evidence” in Civil Cases – Admissibility of Evidence of Incompetence in Other Cases in a Clinical Negligence Claim – Zenith PI Blog

‘In Laughton v Shalaby [2014] EWCA Civ 1450, the claimant appealed a decision that the defendant surgeon had not acted negligently in the course of carrying out a hip operation.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 17th November 2014

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“Extraneous factors” not relevant in deciding whether surgeon guilty of negligence – Litigation Futures

Posted November 14th, 2014 in appeals, assault, doctors, evidence, negligence, news by tracey

‘“Extraneous factors”, including an assault on a bus driver, are not relevant in deciding whether a surgeon had acted negligently while carrying out a hip operation, appeal judges have ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th November 2014

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GP jailed for dodging £185,000 in tax claimed he ‘wasn’t good with numbers’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2014 in assets recovery, doctors, fraud, news, remuneration, sentencing, tax evasion by tracey

‘A Maserati-driving doctor who lied about his salary to dodge paying £185,000 in tax and live a luxury lifestyle has been jailed for 18 months. Dr Michael Summer, 46, earned more than £750,000 yet paid tax and national insurance on only half that amount.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2014

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Assisted dying will be made legal in UK ‘within two years’ – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2014 in assisted suicide, bills, doctors, news by sally

‘A change in the law that will allow terminally ill people to be helped to end their lives is inevitable and will happen within as little as a couple of years, according to the deputy chair of the British Medical Association (BMA).’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2014

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Dr Daniel Ubani wins costs from Cambridgeshire victim’s son – BBC News

‘A man whose father was killed by a lethal overdose from a doctor said he feels “physically sick” at the idea of paying the physician’s legal costs.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2014

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Doctor to appear in court in UK’s first gender abortion prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2014 in abortion, conspiracy, doctors, gender, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘Doctor exposed in Telegraph investigation served summons to face conspiracy allegation in landmark sex-selective abortion private prosecution.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th November 2014

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Junior doctor Raza Laskar admits sexually abusing boys – BBC News

‘A junior doctor working in paediatrics has admitted sexually abusing boys as young as 12.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2014

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Ebola: When health workers’ duty to treat is trumped – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2014 in doctors, duty of care, health, medical treatment, news, nurses, oaths, professional conduct by sally

‘The president of the World Bank has urged thousands of health workers to volunteer in the battle against Ebola, invoking their duty under their oath to help patients. But is there such an obligation? Medical ethicist Dr Daniel Sokol says we should expect some healthcare staff to refuse to go to work, wherever Ebola patients are being treated.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2014

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Abortion investigation: Group launches private prosecution – Daily Telegraph

‘Papers submitted to court in bid to trigger rare private prosecution of doctors exposed in The Telegraph’s undercover abortion investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2014

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Director of Public Prosecutions responds to Supreme Court on assisted suicide policy – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Director of Public Prosecutions has today clarified the CPS Policy on cases of encouraging or assisting suicide in light of the recent comments of the Supreme Court in the case of Nicklinson and others.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th October 2014

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