First pathologist in Ian Tomlinson case faces GMC inquiry over unrelated complaints – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, news, pathologists by sally

“The pathologist who conducted the first postmortem examination on Ian Tomlinson – cited by prosecutors as one of the reasons why charges were not brought in connection with the case – has been suspended from a Home Office register and is under investigation by the General Medical Council.”

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2010

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Magistrate disciplined after comment to foreign defendant – The Independent

Posted July 22nd, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, magistrates, news by sally

“A magistrate was disciplined after rebuking a foreign defendant for ‘coming to our shores and abusing our hospitality’.”

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The Independent, 22nd July 2010

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Report shows imbalance in ethnic minority SDT referrals – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 20th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, news, race discrimination, reports, solicitors by sally

“Black and minority ethnic (BME) solicitors are more likely to have their case referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, a report into ‘issues of disproportionality’ in the regulation of solicitors commissioned by the Solicitors Regulation Authority revealed today.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th July 2010

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CS spray man in legal action against Essex Police – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2010 in assault, disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

“A man allegedly sprayed with CS spray during his arrest in Essex is considering legal action against police after his conviction was quashed.”

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BBC News, 17th July 2010

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Baby P doctor suspended for one year – The Guardian

“Baby Peter’s GP, who failed to spot that the toddler was suffering abuse eight days before his death, was suspended for a year today for misconduct.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2010

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Baby P doctor faces being struck off – The Independent

Posted July 13th, 2010 in child abuse, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

“A GP who breached his professional duty towards Baby P in the months leading up to the toddler’s death faces being struck off after a disciplinary panel ruled today that his fitness to practise was impaired.”

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The Independent, 13th July 2010

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Judge Gerald Price QC resigns following sex claim – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, judges, news by sally

“A senior circuit judge has resigned after claims about his private life.”

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BBC News, 12th July 2010

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Ian Tomlinson pathologist accused of incompetence over autopsies – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, news, pathologists by sally

“The pathologist whose initial examination suggested that Ian Tomlinson died of a heart attack during the G20 protests in London is facing accusations that he conducted four other autopsies incompetently.”

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The Guardian, 12th July 2010

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Baby P doctor missed opportunities to prevent abuse – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2010 in child abuse, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

“The GP who examined Baby Peter Connelly on 15 occasions in the months before his tragic death faces being struck off the medical register after being found guilty of missing a series of opportunities to prevent the abuse he was suffering.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2010

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Test of endurance for CPS employee in race case – The Guardian

“Halima Aziz is approaching her tenth stressful year of litigation against her former employer, the Crown Prosecution Service. As an ex-CPS prosecutor in Yorkshire, her case for racial discrimination has so far been through four major court hearings, cost the state more than £1m, including a record £600,000 damages, and looks like becoming the longest-running discrimination case in history.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2010

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Teacher sacked for sexually inappropriate comments – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 28th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, teachers by sally

“A male teacher at a girls’ school was sacked after making sexually inappropriate comments to teenage pupils about their breasts and prostitutes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2010

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Locum GP struck off medical register for fatal overdose – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

“Daniel Ubani, the German GP who accidentally killed one of his patients with a lethal injection of painkillers while working as a locum in the UK, was struck off the medical register today.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2010

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GP faces GMC over Baby P abuse – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2010 in child abuse, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

“A GP will appear before the General Medical Council today accused of failing to investigate whether Baby P was suffering abuse after the little boy attended his surgery with bruises and other injuries.”

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The Independent, 14th June 2010

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Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – WLR Daily

Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2010] EWCA Civ 571; [2010] WLR (D) 135

“An employee who suffered damage as a result of findings of personal or professional misconduct leading to dismissal and loss of professional status that were made against him in disciplinary proceedings conducted in breach of contract, and which would not otherwise have been made, could recover damages at large.”

WLR Daily, 27th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – WLR Daily

Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2010] EWCA Crim 571; [2010] WLR (D) 135

“An employee who suffered damage as a result of findings of personal or professional misconduct leading to dismissal and loss of professional status that were made against him in disciplinary proceedings conducted in breach of contract, and which would not otherwise have been made, could recover damages at large.”

WLR Daily, 27th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

GPs send reforms plan back to drawing board – The Guardian

Posted May 28th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

“The British Medical Association, the doctors’ trade union body, today turned its back on reforms designed to protect patients from another killer doctor like the GP Harold Shipman. It rejected a detailed set of proposals from the profession’s regulatory body, the General Medical Council. While it supported in principle the concept of revalidation – doctors proving their fitness to practise on a five-yearly basis – it had a number of serious objections.”

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The Guardian, 27th May 2010

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MMR row doctor Andrew Wakefield struck off register – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

“Andrew Wakefield, the doctor at the centre of the MMR scare, has been struck off the medical register after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2010

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Doctors can be struck off if they ignore the right to die, GMC to announce – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 20th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, medical treatment, news by sally

“Doctors could be struck off if they fail to respect the wishes of terminally ill patients who want to die by refusing treatment, the General Medical Council is to announce.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2010

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Controversial paediatrician David Southall wins appeal – The Guardian

Posted May 4th, 2010 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, doctors, expert witnesses, news by sally

“Controversial paediatrician David Southall was today restored to the medical register after the court of appeal rejected a decision of the General Medical Council (GMC) to strike him off.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2010

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Private Powys GP banned from prescribing drugs by GMC – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, medical treatment, medicines, news by sally

“A doctor has been banned from prescribing drugs and told to take down part of her website after appearing before the General Medical Council.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2010

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