Bassetlaw: Doctor suspended after GMC misconduct hearing rules report he wrote could have cost Bassetlaw paramedic her career

Dr Richard Pool had worked at Cheswold Park Hospital in Doncaster

Dr Richard Pool had worked at Cheswold Park Hospital in Doncaster

A doctor has been suspended for misconduct after jeopardising the career of a Bassetlaw paramedic.

Consultant psychiatrist Dr Richard Pool posed as an expert witness before the Health Professions Council (HPC) which was tasked with deciding whether the woman was fit to work in light of ongoing mental health issues.

The paramedic, referred to as Ms A, reported Dr Pool to the General Medical Council (GMC) in 2012 after his report on her was thrown out by the HPC over doubts about his expertise.

 

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