Health Professionals

Penalties Imposed on Health Professionals

This is a list of health professionals who have been sanctioned in respect of a variety of behaviours. The information is taken from media reports. It is a resource for those who may be seeking further information about particular individuals. The list will be added to over time.

Health PractitionerDate of EventSummary of Circumstances
Allitt, Beverley The nurse killed four children, receiving 13 life sentences.

Arunachalam, Ganesh

2014

Struck off for inappropriate behaviour towards two female colleagues which involved sexual harassment and which was sexually motivated.  He was a registrar at Guys and St Thomas’ and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals

Awan, Hafeez-Ur Rehman2016Family doctor sent hug emojis and online kisses to a teenage girl, who was in reality a police detective. At the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service he was found guilty of sexually motivated conduct.

Bradbury, Myles

2009 - 2013

Paediatric consultant haematologist struck off for sexually abusing 18 boys aged between 10 and 16, at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

 

Prison sentence of 22 years in 2014

Fielden, Jonathan

2014 - 2016

Consultant Anaesthetist, deputy medical director and director of specialised commission at NHS England, admitted to spying on a 15 year old girl in a shower. He was suspended by the NHS.  He pleaded to one count of voyeurism and was handed down a 5 month prison sentence suspended for 12 months[4] and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

Kerrance, Jerome

2007 - 2015

Struck off for enrolling eligible patients into clinical trials, falsified medical reports[5] and lied about practice nurses at the Layton Medical Centre, Blackpool, between 2007 and 2015

Khetyar, Maher

2004 – 2013

Struck of for sexually assaulting women in the guise of genuine examinations, at St Peter’s Hospital and at Wycombe Hospital.

Kowalczyk, Natalie

2015

Pleaded guilty to carrying out unlawful tooth whitening at a Lancaster salon. She was prosecuted by the general dental Council because she was not a registered dental practitioner.

Lees, Alan2010 - 2015

The GP of Ashby Turn Primary Care Centre was found to have acted inappropriately, including an admission by the GP that he had engaged in a sexual relationship with a patient.

His name was erased from the medical register.
Lewis, Robert1999 - 2003

The GP of Larksfield Surgery, Stotfold, Hitchin, was convicted of four charges of indecent assault against three victims between 1999 and 2003.

He also worked at the Northbridge Street, Surgery, Shefford.

He was struck off by the GMC.
Mouton, Georges2013 - 2016

The general medical Council said that the doctor had “demonstrated a serious and persistent failure to follow good medical practice “. This left vulnerable patients “at risk of harm”.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found he had used testing for urinary thyroid hormones, thyroid ultrasound scans and gene testing for patients “when not clinically indicated”.

 He had been practising at the Hale Clinic but subsequently moved to Queen Anne Street Medical Centre.

Narendran, Sivaguru

1980’s – 1990’s

The doctor was convicted of a sexual assault upon a 12-year-old boy, in 1996, carried out at Stoke Mandeville hospital.

He was convicted again in 2018, when he was found guilty of indecently assaulting teenage boys he met at work. He worked at The Horder Centre, Crowborough and Eastbourne District General Hospital, Sussex. On this occasion he was handed down a custodial sentence of 12 years. He died, in prison, in 2020.
Okpara, Udodiri2014-2016The doctor was guilty of misconduct when he worked as a locum registrar at an accident and emergency department. The complainant in each case was a staff nurse at the hospital. The allegations related to a number of occasions when he made inappropriate sexual and other remarks and/or made unwanted sexually motivated physical advances.   He was erased from the register of medical practitioners.
Patel, Tushar2017

The dentist was suspended for a year (in late 2019), after one of his patients bled to death, shortly after extracting her teeth. The General Dental Council ruled the dentist, of over 30 years’ experience, failed to “weigh up the risks” of the treatment, when carrying out the dental work at Confidential Clinics in Purley, Surrey. The dentist removed 10 teeth within a matter of days, without taking account of the patient taking blood thinning medicine, Warfarin.

Rahman, Habib Consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Spire Parkway Hospital, Solihull, had his practice suspended and subsequently withdrawn in 2019. In 2020 he remains working for the NHS under “interim conditions”. Concerns raised in respect of operations on more than 200 patients.
Shah, Manish2013

GP who worked at the Mawney Medical Centre, was suspended in 2013. In 2018 Dr Manish Shah was convicted of assaulting 17 female patients between 2009 and 2013. He stood trial again in respect of further offences in 2019

Sharma, Mohit

2014

Struck of for placing his hand up her skirt. He was convicted and sentenced to a 12 month community order

Shipman, Harold 

Harold Shipman was convicted in 2000. He killed at least 215 of his patients

The Hyde GP was struck off by the General  Medical Council.

Tutin, Alan

1980 – 2004

The GP carried out unnecessary breast and internal examinations on patients at the Merrow Park Practice, Guildford, Surrey.

Complaints were made in 1999 and two trials were held, but neither led to any “adverse findings”. Following investigations by the General Medical Council he was given a warning. He stopped practising in 2004.

He was struck off in 2009

He was convicted of sexual assaults on women and girls over a 24 year period, in 2019. Alan Tutin was handed down a custodial sentence of 10 and a half years.

Uzodike, Christopher2016 - 2018

The doctor, while working at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital obtained the phone numbers of patients from their records, before embarking upon a sexual relationship with two patients. The actions were “sexually motivated, planned, repeated and sustained”.

“Dr Uzodike had sexual intercourse with both patient A and patient B, therefore it determined that his actions in taking their numbers from the medical records was sexually motivated”.

He was struck off.

Waldron, Nicholas2013 - 2018

Dr Waldron ran The Orthondontic Centre, Hayes, Middlesex. An inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) concluded that the practice “was not providing well led care in accordance with the relevant regulations”.

The General Dental Council received complaints from patients. Clinical reports were obtained which concluded the care provided by Mr Waldron fell significantly below the level of professional practice reasonably expected of a dentist. Conditions were imposed on his registration, from 10 August 2018 until 9 November 2019.

Walsh, Mike The doctor was a specialist in trauma and orthopaedic surgery. Suspended in 2018, following concerns being raised about Mr Walsh’s work at Aspire’s Leeds Hospital in 2018

Wells, Robert

 

Convicted for drugging, raping and sexually assaulting young girls.

He was struck off