GMC to investigate racism as black doctors face greater number of complaints – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 29th, 2018 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Health chiefs will investigate whether black and other ethnic minority (BME) doctors are the victims of racism after revealing they are more likely to be hauled before disciplinary tribunals than white colleagues. The General Medical Council (GMC) said there has been a persistent “overrepresentation” of complaints against ethnic minority doctors in recent years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2018

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Legal bar for convicting healthcare professionals of manslaughter is ‘too low’, medical organisation warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 13th, 2018 in burden of proof, doctors, health, homicide, negligence, news, nurses by sally

‘The legal bar for convicting healthcare professionals of manslaughter is currently “too low”, a medical defence organisation has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2018

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Girl with asthma died after doctor turned her away, inquest hears – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2018 in children, delay, doctors, health, inquests, negligence, news by tracey

‘A five-year-old girl with severe asthma died after being turned away from an appointment with an emergency doctor because she was five minutes late, an inquest has been told.
The coroner said the chance to provide Ellie-May Clark with “potentially life-saving treatment” was missed and she had been let down by failings in the system.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2018

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Botched cosmetic surgery: law change urged as complaints treble – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2018 in complaints, cosmetic surgery, doctors, health, news by sally

‘An “alarming” rise in reports of botched cosmetic procedures in the UK has prompted doctors and campaigners to call for better legislation to protect against rogue practitioners.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2018

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Bawa-Garba latest: Jeremy Hunt orders review into manslaughter by gross negligence rulings in the NHS – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, homicide, negligence, news by tracey

‘Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into whether manslaughter laws in healthcare are fit for purpose after a junior doctor was struck off for mistakes leading to the death of a six-year-old boy.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2018

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Surgeon who lied about experience jailed for six years – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2018 in doctors, misrepresentation, negligence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A surgeon who lied about the number of operations he had carried out to get a lucrative job has been jailed for six years.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2018

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Life sustaining treatment – whose decision? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 1st, 2018 in children, doctors, human rights, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Thomas and others [2018] EWHC 127 (Fam). Parental love is to be cherished by society, particularly when a child is sick. But the “flattering voice of hope” is not always in best interests of the object of that love. So concluded MacDonald J in a recent ruling which has attracted considerable media attention.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st January 2018

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Doctors Can Stop Baby’s Life Support Against Parent’s Wishes – Rights Info

Posted January 30th, 2018 in children, doctors, human rights, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that the life support of 11-month-old Isaiah Haastrup can be withdrawn by doctors, after being told further treatment would be “futile, burdensome and not in his best interests”.’

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Rights Info, 29th January 2018

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High wire walking without a mat: doctors, patient safety and public confidence – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On 4th November 2015, Dr Bawa Garba was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter of a 6 year old boy. She was sentenced to two years of imprisonment suspended for two years. On 29 November 2016 the Court of Appeal Civil Division refused her leave to appeal against her conviction.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th January 2018

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Jack Adcock: Doctor struck off over six-year-old’s death – BBC News

‘A doctor who was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence over the death of a six-year-old boy has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2018

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Ipswich mother wins six-figure payout after cancer missed – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2018 in cancer, compensation, doctors, negligence, news by tracey

‘A woman has won a six-figure payout after doctors failed to recognise the symptoms of cervical cancer, her lawyers said.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2018

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A failure to engage – ‘Medical advisors’ on homeless vulnerability – Nearly Legal

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in doctors, homelessness, mental health, news, psychiatrists by sally

‘This is a s.204 appeal of a ‘not vulnerable’ review decision by LB Tower Hamlets. It is of particular interest because of the consideration of the role and place of the ‘medical advisors’ used by LBTH – Now Medical, and the strong criticism of the handling and consideration of medical reports.’

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Nearly Legal, 21st January 2018

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Jaswant Rathore: ‘Arrogant’ GP jailed for sexual assaults – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2018 in doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘An “arrogant” West Midlands GP has been jailed for 12 years after being convicted of using his position to sexually assault four female patients.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2018

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Surgeon sentenced for burning initials on patients’ livers – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A surgeon has pleaded guilty to assault by beating after burning his initials into the livers of two patients undergoing transplants.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th January 2018

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Police doctor warns of more miscarriages of justice in rape cases in row over DNA testing – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2017 in DNA, doctors, evidence, forensic science, miscarriage of justice, news, police, rape by tracey

‘A police doctor has warned of potential miscarriages of justice in rape cases after medical examinations were outsourced to the private security company G4S.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2017

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Inquiry announced into case of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2017 in doctors, inquiries, news by sally

‘The government will launch an independent national inquiry into the actions of the rogue surgeon Ian Paterson, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail in August after carrying out needless surgery on patients who were left traumatised and scarred.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2017

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Damages for wrongful birth: how far does a doctor’s responsibility go? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 29th, 2017 in birth, causation, damages, doctors, negligence, news by sally

‘Can a mother who consults a doctor with a view to avoiding the birth of a child with one disability recover damages for the costs associated with another disability?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th November 2017

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Michalak v General Medical Council – Blackstone Chambers

‘The Supreme Court has decided that a doctor is not prevented from suing the GMC in the Employment Tribunal (“ET”) under the Equality Act 2010 (“2010 Act”) by the availability of judicial review.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 1st November 2017

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Section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980: Mossa v Wise [2017] EWHC 2608 (QB) – Zenith PI Blog

Posted November 14th, 2017 in doctors, limitations, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

‘The High Court upheld a Master’s decision to allow a clinical negligence action to proceed pursuant to section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 13th November 2017

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‘No-consent’ circumcision doctor will not be prosecuted – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2017 in children, consent, doctors, grievous bodily harm, medical treatment, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘A mother has been left “sickened” by a decision not to prosecute the doctor who circumcised her son without her consent.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2017

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