Doctor who cut rugby player’s lip is free to practise after warningBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4810 (Published 02 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4810
- Clare Dyer
The doctor at the centre of the “Bloodgate” rugby scandal is free to resume her career after a General Medical Council panel ruled that, despite her dishonesty, her fitness to practise was not impaired.
Wendy Chapman, 49, cut the lip of player Tom Williams with a stitch cutter to make it appear that he had a match injury and gave false evidence to a committee inquiring into the incident.
But the panel held that an “altered state of mind” caused by severe depression made her act out of character and gave her a formal warning, …