The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has found an obstetrician guilty of misconduct after he inserted an intra-uterine device into the womb of a patient without her consent during an operation.  This occurred despite the patient having previously refused permission to have such a device inserted during a previous surgery.

The Tribunal found that the doctor was guilty of misconduct.  He was suspended for three months and had conditions imposed on his practice upon his return to work.  Those conditions include supervision for three months and conditions imposed for three years as a result of a competency review.

Alan Knowsley

Medical Lawyer