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Forensic examiner who failed to examine two alleged rape victims has suspension extended by12 months

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 16 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1804
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A forensic medical examiner who failed to examine suspected rape victims when asked to do so by police has seen her 10 month suspension from the medical register extended for a further year after she failed to attend a review hearing.

Rebecca Klein, also known as Rebecca Mawson, was expected to provide a medical practitioners’ tribunal with evidence that she had remedied her earlier failings, developed insight, and kept her skills up to date.

But when she was phoned by the General Medical Council a week before her review hearing and asked if she would attend, she said that she was unsure. When asked if she …

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