Lying GP’s career in tatters

A lying general practitioner narrowly escaped jail today after he admitted obstructing a coroner’s inquest into the death of an elderly woman. Dr Nigel Palmer and his practice manager Nancy Wainwright both lied to police to cover up the doctor’s failure to answer a request to visit vulnerable 82-year-old Eileen Gill, who lived just four doors from the surgery, before she died in a fire at her home.

some relevant quotes from the article: The doctor’s career is now in ruins …. He faces being struck off the medical register and his practice is being dissolved…….. conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. ‘You were a professional man trusted by not only your employees but also your patients and the general public. You have breached those responsibilities by the commission of these offences.’

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS CASE AND MINE?

My career was destroyed, I was taken of the Dental Register, without my knowledge and my practice was “dissolved” or repossessed by the bank BECAUSE of a lying GP.

He perverted the course of justice and intentionally misled the investigation into my complaint by REFUSING to honour HIS responsibilities under the Guidance on Good Practice from the GMC 

ie: Make the care of your patient your first concern; Treat patients as individuals and respect their dignity; Give patients the information they want or need in a way they can understand; Be honest and open and act with integrity; You are personally accountable for your professional practice and must always be prepared to justify your decisions and actions.

and Relationships with patients; The doctor-patient partnership (paragraphs 20-21)  and   Good communication (paragraphs 22-23) and Being open and honest with patients if things go wrong (paragraphs 30-31) and  Consent (paragraph 36)  You must be satisfied that you have consent or other valid authority before you undertake any examination or investigation, provide treatment or involve patients in teaching or research. Usually this will involve providing information to patients in a way they can understand, before asking for their consent. You must follow the guidance in Seeking patients’ consent: The ethical considerations,

And Writing reports and CVs, giving evidence and signing documents – paragraphs 63-69 You must be honest and trustworthy when writing reports, and when completing or signing forms, reports and other documents. You must do your best to make sure that any documents you write or sign are not false or misleading. This means that you must take reasonable steps to verify the information in the documents, and that you must not deliberately leave out relevant information. You must co-operate fully with any formal inquiry into the treatment of a patient and with any complaints procedure that applies to your work.

Dr Dai Sheepman’s response to the complaint was that he replied from memory, as he did not have access to my medical notes and that he could not remember.

Despite his current post as Medical Director of the LHB and his previous posts of Chairman of the BMA Wales, GP committee Wales and the Welsh Medical Committee,

AND the Welsh NHS said that he was exemplary and the Welsh Assembly Health Minister says there is nothing she will do.

 

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