UK regulator to apologise to gay doctors struck off because of sexuality – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2024 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, homosexuality, news by sally

‘The UK medical regulator is to apologise to gay doctors struck off because of their sexuality, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2024

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Don’t ignore the Serious Medical Treatment Guidance – but let’s be clear about what the law requires – Medical Capacity Law and Policy

‘This is a post co-written by Tor Butler-Cole KC and I, prompted by the decision in GUP v EUP and UCLH NHS Foundation Trust [2024] EWCOP 3, a case in which Hayden J was concerned with a situation of a woman in her late 80s who had sustained a serious stroke and was being cared for in hospital.’

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Mental Capacity Law and Policy, 4th February 2024

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Supreme Court rules on “shock” in clinical negligence cases – Law Pod UK

‘The Supreme Court has ruled out claims for physicatric harm suffered by family members witnessing death or serious injury as a result of medical negligence. Rosalind English talks to Judith Rogerson of 1 Crown Office Row about the implication of this ruling.’

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Law Pod UK, 1st February 2024

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Scope of duty since Khan v Meadows – Law Pod UK

‘Rachel Marcus and Marcus Coates-Walker of 1 Crown Office Row join Lucy McCann to explore the principle of the scope of duty in the context of clinical negligence claims. First by analysing the decision in Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21 and then discussing how the courts have grappled with scope of duty issues since.’

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Law Pod UK, 25th January 2024

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UK medics told not to report illegal abortions to police – The Guardian

‘Medical staff in the UK should not report women to the police if they believe their patients may have illegally ended their own pregnancy, a professional body has said. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has said it is never in the public interest to report women who have abortions to law enforcement agencies, according to the BBC.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2024

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We all die: what are doctors’ duties to shield families from the sight of death? – Mental Capacity Law and Policy

‘In Paul and another v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2024] UKSC 1, the Supreme Court had to decide whether (and, if so, when) an individual can make a claim for psychiatric injury caused by witnessing the death or other horrifying event of a close relative as a result of earlier clinical negligence. In dismissing the three conjoined appeals, a majority of the Supreme Court held that, while doctors owe a duty of care to protect the health of their patients, they do not owe a duty of care to members of the patient’s close family to protect them against the risk of illness from the experience of witnessing the death or medical crisis of their relative from a condition which the doctor has negligently failed to diagnose or treat.’

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Mental Capacity Law and Policy, 11th January 2024

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Junior doctor’s appeal against factual findings of sexual misconduct dismissed and limited weight afforded to good character: Shabir v General Medical Council [2023] EWHC 17 – 2 Hare Court

‘In a judgment handed down on 13 July 2023, Mrs Justice Hill dismissed Dr Shabir’s appeal under s40 of the Medical Act 1983 against the finding of facts of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) which resulted in his erasure from the medical register.’

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2 Hare Court, 5th December 2024

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Doctor who sexually harassed nurses to stay in work – BBC News

‘A hospital doctor who admitted sexually harassing two nurses should not be suspended, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2023

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Children’s doctor guilty of misconduct after drinking lager on night shift – The Independent

Posted December 12th, 2023 in alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

‘A children’s doctor who drank a can of strong lager on shift before being sent home after causing an “incident” has been found guilty of professional misconduct.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2023

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Humiliated Covid whistleblower says boss tried to ‘break’ her – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2023 in coronavirus, doctors, employment tribunals, news, unfair dismissal, whistleblowers by sally

‘A senior doctor who won a record £3.2m payout says her boss tried to “break” her after she raised concerns about how Covid was being handled.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2023

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Medics quitting jobs over ‘distress caused by rightwing Christian group’ – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2023 in appeals, children, Christianity, doctors, families, intimidation, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Medics treating critically ill babies are quitting their jobs owing to “considerable moral distress” caused by a rightwing Christian group behind a series of end-of-life court cases, the Guardian has been told.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2023

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Mental health considerations in dishonesty cases, time limits and costs – 3PB

Posted November 23rd, 2023 in appeals, costs, doctors, mental health, news, time limits by sally

‘This judgment deals with an appeal brought by a doctor against her erasure from the GMC register. The judgment discusses the significance of the doctor’s mental health difficulties in the context of findings of dishonesty, the law on time limits, and it provides a helpful demonstration of how CPR 52.19 (applications to limit recoverable costs) may be applied in statutory appeals of this nature.’

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3PB, 26th October 2023

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Doctor’s suspension after questioning the severity of Covid 19 did not breach his Article 10 rights – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 21st, 2023 in appeals, coronavirus, disciplinary procedures, doctors, human rights, news, tribunals by sally

‘This was an appeal by a doctor against a decision of the medical practitioners’ tribunal that he was guilty of misconduct. He also appealed against the tribunal’s decision to suspend his registration for six months.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th November 2023

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Back to the drawing board for patient autonomy? Informed consent following McCulloch – Guildhall Chambers

Posted November 15th, 2023 in appeals, chambers articles, consent, doctors, negligence, news by sally

‘In the most significant decision on informed consent since Montgomery, the Supreme Court have held that the question of what “reasonable alternative treatments” a doctor has a duty to inform their patient about is governed by the “professional practice test” (as in Bolam). As to the disclosure of “material risks” inherent in treatment, the test in Montgomery endures.’

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Guildhall Chambers, 24th October 2023

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Killer doctor Michael McGrane jailed for raping a child – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2023 in child abuse, doctors, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A former doctor who was jailed in Australia for the murder of a pregnant patient has been convicted of raping a child before he emigrated from the UK.’

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BBC News, 13th November 2023

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Critically-ill baby’s parents take end-of-life care fight to appeal court – The Independent

Posted November 10th, 2023 in appeals, children, citizenship, doctors, families, family courts, Italy, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a critically ill baby who has been at the centre of a life-support fight are preparing to mount an appeal after failing to persuade a High Court judge to let the little girl receive end-of-life care at home.’

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The Independent, 10th November 2023

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Indi Gregory: Critically ill baby granted Italian citizenship – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2023 in children, citizenship, doctors, families, Italy, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A critically ill eight-month-old baby has been granted Italian citizenship as her parents fight to prevent doctors ending her life support.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2023

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NHS pay: Health staff win Covid bonus after legal action threat – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2023 in coronavirus, doctors, hospitals, news, nurses, remuneration by tracey

‘The government has agreed to fund a one-off bonus for health workers who missed out previously because they worked for non-NHS organisations. A payment of at least £1,655 was agreed as part of the NHS pay deal in England this year, to recognise the pressure of the Covid pandemic on staff. But the BBC recently reported thousands of outsourced staff did not qualify and employers had launched legal action.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2023

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Martha’s rule must be available 24/7, England’s patient safety commissioner says – The Guardian

‘Patients and relatives must be able to request second opinion from critical care team at any time of day or night, government told.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2023

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Indi Gregory: European judges reject appeal over ill baby’s case – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2023 in appeals, children, doctors, hospitals, human rights, medical treatment, news by sally

‘European judges have rejected a bid by the parents of a critically ill baby to have her life-support treatment continued.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2023

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