Surgeon harassed after sexual misconductBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6961.1038a (Published 22 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1038
- C Essex
The case of a surgeon in New Zealand who was found guilty of sexual misconduct by the Medical Council's disciplinary committee but was suspended for only six months has thrown the issue of disciplining doctors under public scrutiny. The surgeon, from Dunedin, was found guilty on four counts related to sexual misconduct against patients.
In June last year he was granted the right not to have his name revealed pending an appeal. The unnamed surgeon returned to work in November, and the appeal procedure was set …