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Doctor believed that patients should be told what was best for them

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7369.854/e (Published 19 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:854
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A gynaecologist facing a string of charges of failure to obtain consent for hysterectomies believed that patients should be told what was best for them and not offered alternative treatments, the General Medical Council heard last week. Michael Pembrey, aged 56, is also accused of botching sterilisations and failing to keep proper records.

    The charges relate to his treatment of nine women and span a decade leading up to his suspension on full pay in September 1999 from his post as consultant at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings, Kent.

    A woman known only as patient B told the committee she …

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