Letters Case of GP who married patient’s widower

Disproportionately harsh treatment for GP who married a patient’s widower

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7421 (Published 16 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7421
  1. Christoph C Lees, consultant in obstetrics and maternal fetal medicine1
  1. 1NHS Teaching Hospital, London, UK
  1. christoph.lees{at}btinternet.com

The suspension of Dr Ames after marrying her deceased patient’s husband raises several questions.1

It is reported that Mr Owens was not her patient (although a patient of the practice), so technically Dr Ames did not have a duty of care with respect to her …

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