Jail for PI lawyer who lied in witness statements – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor described by a High Court judge as a “thoroughly dishonest man” has been jailed and a medical expert who produced an “astonishing” 32 reports a day handed a suspended prison sentence for civil contempt of court.’

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Legal Futures, 10th October 2018

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UK doctors accused of helping couples choose the sex of their babies – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, doctors, gender, news, sex discrimination by tracey

‘The UK’s fertility regulator has launched an investigation into claims that at least four British doctors are helping couples to choose the sex of their babies.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2018

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Court of Appeal quashes finding that doctor was dishonest — Sapan Maini-Thompson – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Raychaudhuri v General Medical Council [2018] EWCA Civ 2027. On 14th September 2018 the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal by a doctor against a finding that his fitness to practice was impaired by reason of dishonesty.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th September 2018

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NHS accused of racial discrimination on pay for senior doctors – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2018 in doctors, news, race discrimination, remuneration by tracey

‘The NHS has been accused of racial discrimination in pay after evidence showed that white senior doctors earned almost £5,000 more than colleagues from minority ethnic backgrounds.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2018

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Police payout review ‘unfair on sex pest doctor’s victims’ – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2018 in compensation, complaints, doctors, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘A police force tried to reduce payouts to injured officers who had been examined during recruitment by a sex pest doctor, in an attempt to save money, the BBC has learned.
An investigation into Dr Reginald Bunting, a chief medical officer at Avon and Somerset Police, found he conducted unacceptable examinations. Victims say they were unfairly targeted when the force reviewed payouts. The force said the claims were “without merit”. A review into payouts to officers who had been forced to retire through injury while on duty was launched in 2013.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2018

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Judge overturns south London hospital’s ban on heart surgeon – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2018 in contracts, disciplinary procedures, doctors, hospitals, news by sally

‘A heart surgeon excluded from working at a hospital pending disciplinary proceedings has said she is delighted to win the latest stage of a high court fight.’

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The Guardian, 28th August 2018

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Medical watchdog chief faces calls to step down over Bawa-Garba case – The Guardian

Posted August 28th, 2018 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, doctors, news, tribunals by sally

‘Hospital doctors are calling for the head of Britain’s medical regulator to stand down over his handling of the case of a paediatrician who was struck off following the death of a six-year-old boy.’

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The Guardian, 28th August 2018

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Whitburn GP Thair Altaii jailed for secretly filming women – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2018 in doctors, news, sentencing, video recordings, voyeurism by sally

‘A GP who had 19,000 images and videos of female patients on his home computer has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2018

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Court of appeal to rule on struck-off doctor Hadiza Bawa-Garba – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2018 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, doctors, mistake, negligence, news by sally

‘The court of appeal is due to rule on whether a doctor who made errors that contributed to the death of a boy can remain in the profession.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2018

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Paediatricians as Expert Witnesses in the Family Courts in England and Wales: Standards, competencies and expectations – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted August 9th, 2018 in children, doctors, expert witnesses, family courts by tracey

‘Produced by the Family Justice Council and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, this guide directs the reader to discipline-specific information with regards to paediatricians as expert witnesses. It is intended to be used by all stakeholders as a companion document to the generic expert witness standards set out in Part 25 of the Family Procedure Rules.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 7th August 2018

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Warning over online GPs as struck-off doctor discovered using loophole to prescribe ‘unsafe’ drugs – Daily Telegraph

‘The health care regulator is calling for greater powers to protect patients from online GPs after a struck-off doctor was discovered using a loophole to prescribe “unsafe” drugs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2018

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Matthew Scully-Hicks: Social services chief apologises for mistakes leading to toddler being murdered by adoptive father – The Independent

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in adoption, child abuse, doctors, murder, news, social services by tracey

‘A social services chief has apologised for mistakes in the care of a baby girl who was murdered by her father two weeks after he adopted her. A review has found that both social services workers and a doctor missed opportunities to spot anything abnormal when Elsie Scully-Hicks suffered a catalogue of injuries in the months before she died.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2018

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Hampshire police hand investigation into Gosport hospital deaths to another force after admitting failings – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in doctors, homicide, hospitals, news, police, professional conduct, prosecutions by tracey

‘Hundreds of deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital are to be investigated by a new force after Hampshire’s chief constable admitted its inquiries were not fit for purpose.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st June 2018

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Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers ‘shortened 456 lives’ – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2018 in doctors, elderly, hospitals, inquiries, news, prosecutions, reports by tracey

‘More than 450 patients died after being given powerful painkillers inappropriately at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2018

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Doctor who left date paralysed in car crash kept his job after he used medical knowledge to try help her walk again – Daily Telegraph

‘A doctor who left his date paralysed in a car crash kept his job after a tribunal heard he used medical knowledge to try and help her walk again.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2018

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Widespread blame expected from inquiry into suspicious hospital deaths – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2018 in doctors, elderly, hospitals, inquiries, medicines, news by sally

‘A four-year inquiry into the deaths of hundreds of elderly people who were routinely prescribed opioid drugs is expected to say that blame lies not just with the doctor involved but also those who worked with her, failed to monitor her and who failed to investigate – including the government.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2018

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Immigration rules ‘to be eased to allow NHS to recruit more staff’ – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2018 in doctors, immigration, news, nurses, visas by tracey

‘Immigration rules capping the number of foreign medics working in the UK are reportedly going to be eased to allow the NHS to recruit more staff.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2018

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Bogus cosmetic surgeon becomes first to be convicted of injecting fake Botox on two women – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2018 in cosmetic surgery, doctors, fraud, grievous bodily harm, news by sally

‘A bogus cosmetic surgeon who inflicted grievous bodily harm on two female clients by injecting them with fake Botox has today been jailed for four years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2018

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Myles Bradbury: Addenbrooke’s Hospital pays £56,000 to victims – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2018 in child abuse, compensation, doctors, hospitals, news by sally

‘A hospital where a doctor abused child patients has paid out a further £56,000 in compensation to victims and their families in the past six months.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2018

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NHS patient deaths to be investigated by medical examiners – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2018 in doctors, homicide, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘Medical examiners will investigate patient deaths in the NHS as part of changes to improve patient safety and protect medical staff from being criminalised for their mistakes.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2018

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