Eighteen doctors were struck off for sexual assault or rape in past four yearsBMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k913 (Published 23 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k913
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
Between 2014 and 2017 the UK General Medical Council struck off 18 doctors for sexual assault or rape, show figures obtained by The BMJ. The data, which the GMC provided in response to a freedom of information request, do not specify whether the victims of the assaults were patients or other doctors.
Of the 18 erasures, 16 followed Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service hearings for allegations of sexual assault: four in …