Tribunal suspends doctor for acting as expert witness beyond his competenceBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4126 (Published 20 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4126
- Clare Dyer
- 1The BMJ
A psychiatrist has been suspended for three months by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service after he was found to have acted beyond his competence in preparing an expert report on a paramedic’s fitness to work.
Richard Pool was instructed by solicitors in October 2011 to provide a report to the Health Professions Council (now the Health and Care Professions Council) on “Ms A,” a paramedic with post-traumatic stress disorder and a personality disorder. His report concluded that she “would be predicted to …