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Consultant who accused himself of sexual misconduct is struck off

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3860 (Published 13 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3860
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A consultant in genitourinary medicine who forged a series of anonymous letters accusing himself of sexual misconduct has been struck off by a fitness to practise panel.

Kendon MacDonald, 39, called himself a “disgusting pervert” and “sex pest” in letters sent to staff at two NHS trusts, local general practices, the National Patient Safety Agency, and the General Medical Council. The letters were written “to create an impression that individuals sought to pursue a vendetta against him,” a panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found.

MacDonald began writing the letters in 2010, shortly after being suspended from his consultant post at Salisbury District Hospital when a patient complained that …

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