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BBC News / Health / 'Bloodgate' doctor is suspended

I was in two minds whether to post this in Gen Discussion (and possibly get more replies), but thought we'd get more interesting posts here.

Did it warrant a suspension? Were the GMC right to intervene in what is, after all, predominantly a sporting matter - or was it for Harlequins to take disciplinary action? What was it specifically that compelled the GMC to take action in the first instance?

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Personally, I initially thought a suspension was harsh, but on top of the potential moral implications she was implicit in actually cutting the guy as well. Justified methinks :yep:
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I can understand why she'd do it, but then it does bring the profession into disrepute, so a suspension is probably right (if, indeed, it is for this).

I wouldn't like to be put in such a position if it was a team I supported a lot.
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If she is liable to give false medical evidence for money then it degrades her medical integrity and puts into question what else she might do. for cash.
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I can understand why she'd do it, but then it does bring the profession into disrepute, so a suspension is probably right (if, indeed, it is for this).

I wouldn't like to be put in such a position if it was a team I supported a lot.
You'd jeapordise your career for a rugby match?
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In my oppinion it's clearly right to suspend her, anything more might be harsh.
The GMC has a duty to protect the intersets of the public and if a doctor is going to do somthing like this, which is clearly of no benefit to the players health, they obviously have to investigate.
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You'd jeapordise your career for a rugby match?
No, I just said I wouldn't like to be put in such a position that I'd be forced to consider it, especially not by a team I had looked up to and supported since I was a child (I'm not saying this is the case with her).

I wouldn't do it, but I wouldn't feel good about not doing it.
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definitely warrants it
(in a short snappy way, without any balanced arguement, interview panel would wana reject me way )
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What happened does raise doubts about the lengths she'd go to to cover up a situation and casts doubt on her professional integrity. I don't think the GMC had any choice but to get involved.

The suspension she has been given is an interim suspension which means that she is supsended from the medical register while she is being investigated. It's supposed to be a neutral act and mean that it hasn't made any finding against the doctor. Inevitably though, suspending someone while you investigate indicates that the situation is considered to be serious.
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it might not even be about the rugby incident.

so what if it comes out she was suspended for playing the lying down game?
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Why do they add -gate at the end of all scandals??
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Why do they add -gate at the end of all scandals??
Because of Watergate with Nixon, the press just appropriated the suffix.
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No, I just said I wouldn't like to be put in such a position that I'd be forced to consider it, especially not by a team I had looked up to and supported since I was a child (I'm not saying this is the case with her).

I wouldn't do it, but I wouldn't feel good about not doing it.
:thumbsup: fair point
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(Original post by Consilio Et Animis)
Why do they add -gate at the end of all scandals??
It refers to the Watergate scandal.
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(Original post by ShinyShiny)
Because of Watergate with Nixon, the press just appropriated the suffix.
When there was flooding in my village, the local paper called it Floodgate. :teeth:

(Original post by crazy_smurf)
:thumbsup: fair point
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(Original post by ShinyShiny)
Because of Watergate with Nixon, the press just appropriated the suffix.
Oh, ok. Thanks. Didn't know. That was ages ago tho, really should think of something else now.
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I think it's an overreaction - it's just an harmless cut, performed at the behest of the patient. It's not exactly moral, but it's no great medical concern.
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Oh, ok. Thanks. Didn't know. That was ages ago tho, really should think of something else now.
Well its easier to put gate after the general name. "Big scandal involving blood" is clumsier than Bloodgate
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on what grounds - she wasnt exactly negligent and she was doing what the person asked. It isnt exactly publically funded healthcare was it.

She was acting as a private agent - and emplyee of an organisation, the organisation asks her to do something, everybody involved agrees with it, its not against anyones will, and the act she performed wasnt illegal.

Im not going to deny what she did was morally wrong- but i dont see why they can suspend her - she did nothing wrong in terms of her ability to be a doctor
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(Original post by Consilio Et Animis)
Oh, ok. Thanks. Didn't know. That was ages ago tho, really should think of something else now.
Yeah! Bloody history, always being used as inspiration...
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(Original post by Blátönn)
I think it's an overreaction - it's just an harmless cut, performed at the behest of the patient. It's not exactly moral, but it's no great medical concern.
That may be, but the point is; how far would she go?
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