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Doctor who sent explicit material to alumni is suspended despite asking to be struck off

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 20 March 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p669
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A doctor who sent explicit messages and videos to six women who had attended medical school with him has been suspended from the UK medical register despite his own advice that he should be struck off.

“I recognise the harm that this has caused and strongly advise the deciding body to strip me of my medical title,” wrote James White in an email to the General Medical Council (GMC) five months ago. He did not attend his medical practitioners tribunal hearing.

White qualified from the University of East Anglia in 2015. Within months of finishing medical school he sent a video to a female former student that showed him masturbating. She testified, “He followed up this video with a message which read, …

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