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Almost 1,000 doctors found guilty of crimes

Post by Guest on 28.12.12 11:19

Almost 1,000 doctors found guilty of crimes including possession of child porn and drug trafficking have been allowed to keep their jobs



  • Medical bosses cannot ban some doctors because it could breach their human rights



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Post by PeterMac on 28.12.12 11:28

I notice that two were guilty of "Cruelty or neglect of children".
Says it all, really.

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Post by sharonl on 28.12.12 11:33

Nearly 1,000 doctors could still be practicing despite convictions for possessing child porn and drug trafficking
Medical bosses cannot ban some doctors because it could breach their human rights
By LARISA BROWN

PUBLISHED: 10:49, 28 December 2012 | UPDATED: 11:22, 28 December 2012


Up to 927 doctors could still be practicing despite being convicted for crimes such as possession of indecent child images, trafficking drugs, kerb crawling and causing death by dangerous driving.

Medical chiefs claim they cannot ban all sex offenders from working because it might breach their human rights.
But patients are not being told about the disgraced physicians, surgeons and GPs, who are still working in surgeries and hospitals across the country.


Convictions: Dr Benjamin Obukofe (left) was convicted of two sexual assaults while Dr Nicholas Spicer escaped being struck off despite downloading child-sex stories from the internet
Those doctors, who have not been struck off the medical register and who have been found guilty of possessing child sex images are even thought to still be treating children.

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The figures, obtained by the Daily Mirror through a Freedom of Information request, show that a total of 927 doctors have kept their jobs despite having a criminal record.
Some of them have committed more than one offence.
None of the patients treated have been informed.

Campaign groups yesterday asked the General Medical Council, who released the figures, to tell patients if their doctors have a criminal past.
Roger Goss of Patient Concern told the Mirror: 'Patients should be made aware if their doctor is found guilty of serious criminal offences that could affect their care and be allowed to make up their own minds if they want to risk being treated by them.'

'The problem is that the GMC is funded by doctors while their prime duty is to protect patients but these two things often come into conflict.'

Patients are not being told about the disgraced physicians, surgeons and GPs, who are still working in surgeries and hospitals across the country (file photo)
Among the long list of offences include grievous bodily harm, cruelty or neglect of children, drug trafficking and domestic violence.

Five doctors have convictions for actual bodily harm, eight for kerb crawling, three for possessing indecent images of children and two found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.
Nine have convictions for attacking their partners, one who made threats to kill, five for harassment and two for possessing offensive weapons.

The GMC insisted it enquired about an automatic ban on doctors who are on the sex offenders' register but ‘advice was obtained from a leading QC who concluded that an automatic bar, without exceptions, would not be compatible with human rights legislation’.

Among those practicing with a criminal record is Benjamin Obukofe, who was found guilty by a court last year of sexually assaulting two colleagues at Spire Hospital in Leicestershire, including a girl of 17.

Suspension: Sudhakar Siriama was allowed to carry on working despite squeezing the breast of a junior member of staff at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham
Although the married father was given a suspended prison sentence and put on the sex offenders register for seven years, he has not been struck off and will be free to work within a year.
Nicholas Spicer escaped being struck off in 2010 even though he was described by the General Medical Council as a ‘deviant’ for downloading child-sex stories.
He read the paedophile fantasies on his home computer between 2003 and 2007 while working with children as a GP but was cleared of misconduct and allowed to go back to work in another part of the country following a six-month ban.

A gynaecologist in the Wirral kept his licence after being cautioned for soliciting a prostitute.

While many will be free to practise only under warning and are subject to monitoring, some are licensed to treat patients, including children, without any sanctions at all.
One anaesthetist was allowed to carry on working after a three-month suspension for squeezing the breast of a junior member of staff.

Father-of-two Sudhakar Srirama, who practised at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, near Hull, said the incident was a ‘one-off’.

CRIMES COMMITTED BY OUR DOCTORS
Possession of indecent photo of child 2
Take or make indecent image of child 1
Criminal damage 4
Dangerous driving (not drink) 182
Driving under the influence of drink 296
Driving under the influence of drugs 4
Failing to provide a specimen for analysis 25
Possession of controlled drugs 15
Trafficking of controlled drugs 2
Driving without tax/insurance 71
Failing to disclose 18
Forgery 24
Fraud 5
Causing death by dangerous/careless driving 2
Health and safety offences 2
Other notable offences 23
Perjury 1
Perverting the course of justice 1
Protection from eviction 1
Soliciting for the purpose of prostitution 8
Concealing the truth 2
Handling stolen goods 1
Theft 9
Theft employee 2
Actual bodily harm 25
Cruelty or neglect of children 2
Domestic violence 9
Grievous bodily harm 3
Harassment 5
Other offences against the state or public order 8
Possession of dangerous weapons 2
Threats to kill 1

Pre 2008 convictions not categorised 257
Source: Daily Mirror


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Re: Almost 1,000 doctors found guilty of crimes

Post by Guest on 28.12.12 11:47

Medical chiefs claim they cannot ban all sex offenders from working because it might breach their human rights.
But patients are not being told about the disgraced physicians, surgeons and GPs, who are still working in surgeries and hospitals across the country.


Convictions: Dr Benjamin Obukofe (left) was convicted of two sexual assaults while Dr Nicholas Spicer escaped being struck off despite downloading child-sex stories from the internet
Those doctors, who have not been struck off the medical register and who have been found guilty of possessing child sex images are even thought to still be treating children.




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Re: Almost 1,000 doctors found guilty of crimes

Post by aquila on 28.12.12 11:47

@PeterMac wrote:I notice that two were guilty of "Cruelty or neglect of children".
Says it all, really.

That's a good point PeterMac however do we expect all our doctors to be perfect in every aspect of their lives? You have said you come from a family which includes medics. I'm inventing a scenario now, if your doctor was driving home over the limit would you want him struck off? If your doctor self-medicated (as my doctor did with pethadine) would you want him struck off if he could get help and did so? Would you want your doctor struck off because he wasn't a paragon of virtue?

Don't get me wrong here, if any doctor rapes, sexually assaults or is into child porn I would most definitely want that doctor struck off and exposed. Those are crimes that have no place with a person taking the hippocratic oath imo as does child neglect and assault.

There is a fine line however.

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Post by sharonl on 28.12.12 12:04

When the news broke of the McCanns being made suspects in September 2007, the immediate reaction of a friend was "surely that cannot be right, these are respectable people, they are both doctors". That would have been the attitude of thousands of others. This report from the Daily Mail will be shocking for a lot of people, it will also show that no-one can be deemed innocent or respectable just because they are doctors.

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