The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has had no problem reaching a conclusion that a doctor convicted of six charges of indecent assault on patients should be struck off the Register of Medical Practitioners.  The convictions adversely reflect on the doctor’s fitness to practice medicine and bring discredit to the medical profession.

The doctor had indecently assaulted the patients during medical examinations for employment purposes.  After complaints were received the doctor went back and amended his notes to add in “verbal consent for examination”.  Close examination of the notes show that these had been added later, after the complaints had been received, and were not part of the genuine original notes.

Alan Knowsley