Withdrawal of food supplement judged as misconductBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7188.895a (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:895
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A GP in the United Kingdom who ordered nurses to withdraw a high protein food supplement from an elderly patient who had had a stroke was found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council (GMC) last week but escaped being removed from the medical register.
Dr Ken Taylor, aged 51, was suspended from practice for six months despite strong statements of support from 85 year old Mary Ormerod's family and many testimonials from patients. Dr Taylor, a former nurse, gave instructions that Mrs Ormerod, …