More than 1,000 doctors convicted of sexual offences, drug dealing and fraud are still allowed to practise across the UK
- Some 360 doctors have received criminal convictions for drink-driving
- Others have convictions for possessing images of child abuse or assault
- Some doctors have been done for causing death by dangerous driving
- The GMC said it wants powers to immediately strike-off criminal doctors
More than 1,000 doctors convicted of a wide range of criminal offences are still allowed to practice medicine across the UK according to new figures.
Some doctors are still treating patients despite being convicted of sex offences, possession of child abuse images and violent attacks.
Others have been before the courts on fraud charges and even causing death by dangerous driving.
New figures show a total of 360 doctors currently on the medical register have been convicted of drink driving
Others still allowed to practice have been convicted of sex attacks and even possessing child abuse images
New official figures show that there are currently 1,068 doctors on the medical register with criminal records, some of whom have been convicted of more than one offence.
According to the General Medical Council, they have asked government to be granted the power to automatically strike-off doctors convicted of certain criminal offences.
At present, doctors are obliged to advise the GMC if they are facing criminal prosecution. This may result in a Fitness to Practice hearing, where conditions may be placed on the doctor’s ability to practice. In serious cases, they will be erased from the medical register, which means they can no longer legally practice medicine in the UK.
Roger Goss of Patient Concern told the Daily Mirror: ‘They’re supposed to protect the safety of patients. If they’ve been calling for this for so long, why have they not succeeded.’
However, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the GMC claimed some perspective was required when dealing with criminal convictions.
He said: ‘We will always push for tough sanctions in response to serious convictions. A driving offence is one thing, a sexual offence is another.’
According to the figures, the most common offence committed by clinicians was drink-driving. There are currently 360 medics on the medical register with convictions for drink-driving.
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