Senior doctors are accused of failing to protect female trainees and patients from a consultant who was the subject of a complaint

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 18 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3282
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    Two senior doctors in charge of postgraduate training are accused of failing to take adequate steps to protect female trainees and patients from the sexually inappropriate behaviour of a consultant psychiatrist.

    David Sowden, dean of postgraduate medicine at the University of Nottingham, and Richard Fox, director of postgraduate medical education for Nottinghamshire NHS Healthcare NHS Trust, should have instigated a formal investigation after a complaint in 2005, the General Medical Council alleges.

    The psychiatrist has been named only as “Dr A,” but it was revealed that he was a consultant and medical director at Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust who treated “vulnerable young women.” He was dismissed …

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