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Roger Bainton: Surgeon struck off for harming patients
Roger Bainton carried out dozens of unnecessary operations and "experimental procedures". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Nurses to campaign for FtP process to be 'made fairer'
A nurse has launched a petition calling for fundamental change in the way fitness to practise (FtP) cases are handled by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, after she was struck off in a decision described as “excessive and disproportionate” by a High Court judge. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson struck off by tribunal
Ian Paterson performed unnecessary surgery and asked to be struck off without the need for a hearing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse who claimed to be surgeon struck off by NMC
A nurse who mounted an “elaborate deception” by pretending to his wife and friends that he was a leading orthopaedic surgeon has been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council register. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Morecambe midwife struck off
A midwife at the heart of the Morecambe Bay scandal, Jeanette Parkinson, has been struck off the register by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: aharrold Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Midwife striking off brings Morecambe Bay cases ‘to close’
The final midwife implicated in the care scandal at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has been struck off today by Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Research on BME representation in Fitness to Practise process
This report examines progress and outcomes of black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses and midwives through the Fitness to Practise process of the NMC. Key findings show that BME midwives and nurses are more likely to be referred to the NMC than their white counterparts, however they are less likely to be struck off or suspended than white colleagues. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients forced to move practices after'dishonest' and'insulting' GP struck off
A GP from a single practitioner practice has been struck off the register following 22 allegations of dishonesty, insulting treatment of staff, and disrespectful references to patients and a fellow doctor.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 10, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: aharrold Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Legal/HR *** Editor ' s Pick Complaints Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

BME nurses and midwives more likely to be referred to regulator
But less likely to be struck off/ suspended than white counterparts, research shows Related items fromOnMedica GMC decisions ‘fair and consistent’ Work needed to end discrimination for NHS staff New protection for NHS whistleblowers Unconscious bias against BME doctors identified NHS black and minority ethnic staff bullied more than white staff (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tsunami evacuation buildings and evacuation planning in Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Yuzal H, Kim K, Pant P, Yamashita E.
Indonesia, a country of more than 17,000 islands, is exposed to many hazards. A magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, on December 26, 2004. It triggered a series of tsunami waves that spread across the Indian Ocean causing da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Shaken baby evidence doctor reinstated
A doctor struck off the medical register for the evidence she gave in so called "shaken baby" cases, has been reinstated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liam Fee social worker Lesley Bate struck off
A social worker involved in the case of murdered toddler Liam Fee is struck off after being found guilty of misconduct. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA from the deep? Antikythera shipwreck yields ancient human bones
Site has already revealed most spectacular cargo ever found from antiquity, but bones are first hope of sequencing DNA from 1st century BC shipwreck victimDeath, when it came, was sudden and cruel. The individual, either a crew member or passenger, was trapped on board when the huge ship foundered. Dashed on the rocks, the vessel slid beneath the waves, tumbled down an undersea cliff, and swiftly became buried in sediment on the seabed.Now, more than 2,000 years later, archaeologists have recovered the bones of the individual they now call Pamphilos. Thought to be a man in his late teens to early 20s, he was on the ship sa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Archaeology Science Greece Source Type: news

Disgraced plastic surgeon told a woman it was HER fault after botched boob job
Alex Cater, 33, from Northamptonshire, had the surgery by Amedeo Usai after she lost 10 stone which left her with sagging breasts. Now struck off, he asked what she expected for a £3,500 procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Luweero Clinical Officer to Miss Salary Over Abortion
[Observer] Sam Magoda Ekeu, a clinical officer accused of procuring an abortion is to be struck off the payroll, the District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Joseph Okware has ordered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ballot Measure Lawsuits Face Uphill Fight in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)
LITTLE ROCK - A pair of lawsuits against a so-called tort reform proposal and others against the effort to legalize medical marijuana means Arkansas' ballot initiative campaigns will begin in a familiar place: the courtroom. But, if history is any guide, it'll be an uphill fight for opponents of those initiatives and others on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. A proposed constitutional amendment to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits faced two challenges before the Arkansas Supreme Court from groups who say the measure's wording and petitions don't meet the mark. One of two competing medical marijuana pla...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 6, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dentist Desmond D'Mello is struck off
A string of malpractice allegations were found proven against Desmond D'Mello  after a whistle-blower exposed the poor levels of cleanliness at his practice in Gedling, Nottinghamshire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nottinghamshire dentist Desmond D'Mello struck off by General Dental Council
A dentist who sparked "the biggest NHS patient recall in history" is struck off. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Broomfield Hospital nurse Ide Warren is struck off
A nurse who left a syringe full of drugs on a patient's bed and gave another patient the wrong medication is struck off. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse Isabel Amaro who left Down ’s syndrome boy to die in his bed is struck off
Portuguese-born Isabel Amaro, 48, walked out of a hearing after being struck off for failing to care for Jack Adcock who died of sepsis after going into cardiac arrest at Leicester Royal Infirmary. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testicle removal surgeon Marwan Farouk struck off
A surgeon is struck off for mistakenly removing a patient's testicle and then trying to cover up his error. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testicle removal surgeon struck off
A surgeon is struck off for mistakenly removing a patient's testicle and then trying to cover up his error. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Details of doctors who has been struck off will be published for ten years, GMC announces
The General Medical Council is introducing time limits on how long it publishes information about doctors who have been sanctioned after fitness to practice hearings Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 20, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: kschofield Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Details of doctors who have been struck off will be published for ten years, GMC announces
The General Medical Council is introducing time limits on how long it publishes information about doctors who have been sanctioned after fitness to practice hearings Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 20, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: kschofield Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Plastic surgeons who offer buy one get one free deals face being struck off
New guidelines from the Royal College of Surgeons and the General Medical Council say patients should be given two weeks 'reflection time' before they can consent to cosmetic surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four nurses struck off by board for misconduct
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland also censures former director of nursing home (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor who misled courts over shaken baby syndrome is struck off
Dr Waney Squier failed to be objective and unbiased in six cases in which she gave evidence, disciplinary panel rules (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service misled courts shaken baby syndrome Waney Squier Source Type: news

Doctor faces being struck off for having sex with prostitute in hospital
Dr Rupert Pemsel, 32, described as risk to patients by health watchdogs after encouter at Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pemsel Medical Practicioners Tribunal Source Type: news

A Nuclear Reactor Operator Returns To The Fukushima Plant
TOKYO -- In 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the shores of Japan's main island, resulting in a tsunami that devastated the towns on the country's northeastern coastline and claimed more than 15,000 lives. The earthquake and tsunami caught many Japanese scientists by surprise and revealed fortified structures to be vulnerable. Enormous waves surmounted nearly 19-foot seawalls, and water quickly flooded the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, triggering a series of disasters that would eventually result in the meltdown of three of the plant's six nuclear reactors. Five years later, the shock still reverbe...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Swedish medic 'Dr Anal' is struck off for performing 'dubious' massages on patients 
The unidentified doctor has already been banned from working in Denmark and Norway, after using anal massage to cure headaches. He told officials he was 'misunderstood'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigerian nurse worked in UK hospitals for decade before she was detected as illegal immigrant
Medic struck off after being able to avoid detection for ten years without being questioned about immigration status or producing correct documentation (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs could strike you off their list if you don't visit for 5 years to save money
Patients who only rarely visit their GP face being struck off surgery lists under plans by NHS bosses in the East of England in order to cut costs and free up space on doctor's registers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three out of four doctors struck off the medical register were trained abroad
Between 2013 and 2015, 130 of 176 of those fired qualified overseas. If they are accused of poor performance, doctors face a tribunal, with the most serious cases struck off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentist Alan Morrison who sparked HIV scare is struck off for the SECOND time
Alan Morrison has been struck off the dental register for failing to sterilise instruments or change his gloves in between treating patients at his clinics in Cumnock and Drongan, Scotland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic surgeon Amedeo Usai called patients 'wh*res, b*tches and sl*ts struck off
Dr Amedeo Usai, 48, who practised in Greater Manchester, fired off an abusive email to one patient who complained to medical watchdogs when she was left hospitalised after his care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research survey on occupational safety and health for rebuilding/recovery-construction after the Canterbury earthquake, New Zealand - Itoh K, Kikkawa N.
On February 22, 2011, an epicentral a 6.1 moment magnitude (Mw) earthquake with a seismic center near Lyttelton occurred in the suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, at 12 : 51 p.m. local time, 17 days before the Great East Japan Earthquake struck off... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Public urged to be alert for struck-off GP practising
Dr Mohammad Ahmed Khan was removed from Medical Council register earlier this year (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacist struck off after disappearance of 17,000 pills
First cancellation of registration since fitness to practise inquiries held in public (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - November 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacist struck off after disapparance of 17,000 pills
First cancellation of registration since fitness to practise inquiries held in public (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - November 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors could be struck off if strike harms patients
Regulators warn doctors that care of patients must be their "first concern" and that cases will be investigated if participation in strike action (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: doctors health secretary jeremy hunt nhs junior doctors Source Type: news

Abortion doctor who agreed to gender-based termination suspended for three months
A doctor who was caught by The Telegraph admitting that an abortion he was offering was tantamount to 'female infanticide' struck off for three months (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police chiefs slams panel for failing to strike paedophile doctor off
Dr Steve Burn downloaded indecent images of children on his work computer but the Medical Practitioner's Tribunal Service only suspended him for 12 months after he begged for another chance (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: gmc mick creedon Dr seven burn struck off royal derby hospital Derbyshire police Source Type: news

Police chiefs slams GMC for failing to strike paedophile doctor off
Dr Steve Burn downloaded indecent images of children on his work computer but the GMC only suspended him for 12 months after he begged for another chance (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: gmc mick creedon Dr seven burn struck off royal derby hospital Derbyshire police Source Type: news

Stepping Hill murderer set to be struck off register
Convicted murderer Victorino Chua has been struck off the nursing register by a fitness to practise panel, pending appeal. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - October 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse struck off by NMC for indecent images
A mental health nurse has been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council register, after admitting making and possessing indecent images of children Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - September 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Care home nurses struck off after 'neglect led to patient deaths'
Three nurses have been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council register for poor care which in some cases led to patient deaths at a nursing home in south Wales. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 3, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Guidelines set to tackle over-prescribing of antibiotics
"GPs face axe for handing out too many pills," the Daily Mail reports. The headline is prompted by remarks made by Professor Mark Baker, clinical practice chief at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which has published new guidelines on antibiotic prescribing.The guidelines are an attempt to tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.Increasingly widespread use of antibiotics is leading to the organisms causing these infections adapting and surviving. As this resistance develops, it can render treatments for infections less effective and eventually the infections may become untr...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication QA articles Source Type: news

Female doctors are less likely to face being struck off or sued for negligence 
Regulator the General Medical Council has seen a 64 per cent increase in complaints between 2010 and 2013. Medico-legal action includes doctors facing disciplinary action and malpractice claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor struck off list for over-prescribing sleeping pills
Two medical professionals sanctioned for practices relating to prescribing of drugs (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - August 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurses struck off after ‘Operation Jasmine’
The Nursing Medical Council (NMC) has struck off three nurses from the register and a further six cases are currently being heard, after neglect in Welsh care homes was investigated in ‘Operation Jasmine’ Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Care of older people Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news