Gynaecologist banned in Canada appears before GMCBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7250.1623 (Published 17 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1623
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A British gynaecologist who was banned from working in two Canadian provinces in 1979 and 1985 but was able to go on practising in Britain until 1999 faced accusations of serious professional misconduct at the General Medical Council this week.
Richard Neale, aged 52, faces 35 charges over his treatment of women patients and two charges of falsifying his curriculum vitae to win an appointment assessing other doctors under the GMC's performance procedures.
The consultant, who worked at Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, between 1985 and 1995, is accused of leaving patients bleeding, scarred, and incontinent. The allegations include incompetent surgery, treating patients without consent, and failing to act when complications arose. His licence to …