Nine UK doctors are suspended after accusations of viewing child pornographyBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7394.840/c (Published 19 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:840
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Nine doctors in the United Kingdom have been suspended by their NHS trusts after accusations that they downloaded pornographic pictures of children from the internet.
The nine have also been suspended from practice by the interim orders committee of the General Medical Council, pending hearings into allegations of serious professional misconduct. Suspensions pending hearings are deemed necessary in a minority of cases to protect the public.
The doctors came to the attention of the police as part of Operation Ore, a massive, nationwide operation against child pornography. Police are investigating 6500 internet addresses passed to them by the Federal …