Doctor accused of covering up faked rugby injury is suspended by GMCBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3873 (Published 21 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3873
- Clare Dyer
A rugby match doctor who was accused of cutting a player’s lip with a scalpel to conceal the use of fake blood has been suspended by the General Medical Council, pending investigations.
The suspension means that Wendy Chapman, an accident and emergency consultant at Maidstone Hospital, will not be allowed to work as a doctor while the UK medical regulator considers whether to press misconduct charges.
Dr Chapman was a match doctor for Harlequins rugby club at its Heineken cup match with …
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