Life and Style General view of Solihull Hospital, West Midlands where the now-suspended surgeon operated

The procedure leaves some breast tissue behind and is not recognised by national guidelines, because of the greater risk of cancer recurring

Doctor 'unfit to practise', callers warn

A whistle-blowing hotline set up to encourage doctors to raise concerns about patient safety has led to 12 "very serious" investigations being launched in just ten weeks.

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927 doctors and surgeons 'have criminal record, including child porn and sexual assault offences'

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A consultant lost his job after carrying a sample of HIV-infected blood in his hand luggage while flying from Africa to the UK, a High Court judge heard.

Doctor admits webcam sex act

A doctor has admitted masturbating in front of a webcam in his consultation room.

Olympic teams fail to bring doctors to treat their athletes

Some Olympic and Paralympic teams are not bringing any doctors to treat their athletes should anything go wrong during the Games.

Trainee doctors 'fear for patient safety'

One in 20 junior doctors is concerned about patient safety at the place where they train, it has emerged.

Doctors face discipline over strike

Two doctors who participated in the recent industrial action could face disciplinary hearings after being referred to the medical regulator.

Army doctor denies covering up death of Baha Mousa who died after being beaten by British soldiers

An army doctor has denied covering up the death of Iraqi detainee Baha Mousa who died after being severely beaten and abused by British soldiers.

GMC clears doctor of sex pest claim

A senior doctor accused of being a sex pest has been cleared of any wrongdoing by medical watchdogs.

GPs make serious errors in millions of prescriptions

One prescription in 20 written by family doctors contains an error, according to a study published today.

Government to unveil plan to improve NHS language skills

Doctors whose English is not up to scratch could be struck off amid fears that patients are being put at risk.

A 2007 photograph of Professor John Walker-Smith

MMR doctor John Walker-Smith wins High Court appeal

An eminent doctor was celebrating a dramatic victory today after the High Court ruled that a decision to strike him off over the MMR controversy was unlawful.

MMR jab doctor appeals GMC ruling

One of the doctors struck off over the MMR jab controversy asked the High Court today to rule his treatment "unfair and unjust".

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