Doctor who cut rugby player’s lip is free to practise after warning

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 02 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4810
  1. Clare Dyer

    The doctor at the centre of the “Bloodgate” rugby scandal is free to resume her career after a General Medical Council panel ruled that, despite her dishonesty, her fitness to practise was not impaired.

    Wendy Chapman, 49, cut the lip of player Tom Williams with a stitch cutter to make it appear that he had a match injury and gave false evidence to a committee inquiring into the incident.

    But the panel held that an “altered state of mind” caused by severe depression made her act out of character and gave her a formal warning, …

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