Male midwife struck off for telling pregnant women oral sex was good for their health

Ronald Lock, 48, was described as having a 'complete lack of sensitivity and professionalism'

Matt Payton
Monday 18 April 2016 17:33
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Southmead hospital in north Bristol
Southmead hospital in north Bristol

A male midwife has been struck off after telling pregnant mothers that oral sex would help them "absorb protein" and reduce their blood pressure.

A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) panel heard Ronald Lock, 48, also told a woman in labour that taking an injection of pethidine "feels like being p***ed" while working at Southmead hospital in Bristol, the Bristol Post reported.

Mr Lock, from Weston-super-Mare, admitted all the disciplinary charges against him, except for not doing observations of mothers during the night.

In addition, he had pretended his wife had just had an operation at another hospital so he could take some time off.

Panel chairwoman, Lesley White, said he showed a "complete lack of sensitivity and professionalism" and breached his duty of care.

Mr Lock was also accused of not keeping babies warm and not checking on mothers throughout one shift.

He had already removed himself from the midwives register.

The incidents mentioned took place between March 2010 and July 2013.

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