The procedure leaves some breast tissue behind and is not recognised by national guidelines, because of the greater risk of cancer recurring
General Medical Council
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Friday 22 February 2013
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.
Friday 08 February 2013
Four doctors and 10 nurses face misconduct hearings in wake of healthcare scandal
Friday 28 December 2012
Nearly 1,000 doctors and surgeons have criminal records including child porn and sexual assault offences, it was reported today.
Saturday 13 October 2012
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.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
A doctor has admitted masturbating in front of a webcam in his consultation room.
Thursday 19 July 2012
Some Olympic and Paralympic teams are not bringing any doctors to treat their athletes should anything go wrong during the Games.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
One in 20 junior doctors is concerned about patient safety at the place where they train, it has emerged.
Friday 06 July 2012
Two doctors who participated in the recent industrial action could face disciplinary hearings after being referred to the medical regulator.
Monday 11 June 2012
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.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
A senior doctor accused of being a sex pest has been cleared of any wrongdoing by medical watchdogs.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
One prescription in 20 written by family doctors contains an error, according to a study published today.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Doctors whose English is not up to scratch could be struck off amid fears that patients are being put at risk.
Wednesday 07 March 2012
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.
Thursday 01 March 2012
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Monday 13 February 2012
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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