Gynaecologist struck off the medical registerBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7256.258 (Published 29 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:258
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Richard Neale, the gynaecologist who was allowed to practise for 14 years in Britain after losing his licence in Canada, was finally struck off the register in Britain this week.
His case raised new doubts about the ability of the General Medical Council to police the profession, after it emerged that the GMC knew of his record in Canada but took no action against him.
Although he had his operating privileges revoked, was sent for retraining in British Columbia, and was banned from practice in Ontario after a patient died, …