Senior doctors are accused of failing to protect female trainees and patients from a consultant who was the subject of a complaintBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3282 (Published 18 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3282
- Clare Dyer
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 …