Doctor is cleared of hastening deaths of babies – The Times

Posted July 11th, 2007 in doctors, euthanasia, news by sally

“A doctor accused of wrongly administering a massive dose of a paralysing drug to two dying babies, hastening their deaths, was cleared by the General Medical Council yesterday.”

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The Times, 11th July 2007

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Doctor felt babies were suffering – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2007 in doctors, news, professional conduct by michael

“A doctor who gave a paralysing drug to two terminally ill babies, hastening their deaths, ‘felt in his heart’ the children were suffering.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2007

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Regina (Legal Remedy UK Ltd) v. Secretary of State for Health and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted June 29th, 2007 in doctors, judicial review, law reports, recruitment by sally

Courts cannot judge specialist policy

Regina (Legal Remedy UK Ltd) v. Secretary of State for Health and Others

Queen’s Bench Division 

“Where a specialist body’s decision involved balancing policy issues which a court was ill-equipped to judge, that reduced the likelihood that the decision would be found to be an abuse of power.”

The Times, 29th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

General Medical Council v. Hiew – Times Law Reports

Posted June 15th, 2007 in doctors, judicial review, law reports by sally

Extending suspension of doctor

General Medical Council v. Hiew

Court of Appeal

“It was not the function of a judge being asked to extend the interim suspension from practice of a doctor by the General Medical Council to make findings of fact that led to the suspension. If the reason for the suspension was to be challenged, the doctor should seek judicial review.”

The Times, 15th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Commons to debate Shipman case – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2007 in doctors, murder, news, parliament by sally

“Mass murderer Harold Shipman is to be the subject of an MPs’ debate this month, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2007

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Sex change doctor guilty of misconduct – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2007 in doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

“The UK’s best-known expert on transsexualism was today found guilty of serious professional misconduct for rushing five patients into sex-changing treatments, but avoided being struck off.”

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The Guardian, 25th May 2007

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Junior doctors lose court fight – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in doctors, news by sally

“Junior doctors have lost their High Court battle to scrap the new application system for training posts.” 

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BBC News, 23rd May 2007

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Health Department ‘broke law over doctors’ job test scores’ – The Times

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in data protection, doctors, news by sally

“The Department of Health has breached the Data Protection Act by refusing to reveal to junior doctors the scores they achieved in the failed Medical Training Application System (MTAS).”

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The Times, 22nd May 2007

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Doctors seek judicial review on job selection – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2007 in doctors, judicial review, news by sally

“Junior doctors will this week take the health secretary, Patricia Hewitt, to court in a final attempt to stop a job selection process she admits “has simply not worked”. Remedy UK, an organisation representing 10,000 young doctors, is seeking a judicial review that would mean all training posts granted under the discredited system would only last for a year, allowing for a fairer system to be introduced in six months.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk