A GP has been erased from the medical register after an MPTS tribunal concluded that her statements on vaccines amounted to misconduct.
Pulse reported that Dr Jayne Donegan, who no longer works as an NHS GP, was found by the tribunal to have ‘encouraged parents to mislead healthcare professionals about their children’s diet or immunisation history’.
The GMC brought several allegations against Dr Donegan, about statements made between 2019 and 2020, however the determination of impaired fitness to practise (FTP) and subsequent erasure was based solely on her suggestions to parents.
The tribunal determined that her misconduct ‘posed an ongoing risk to patient safety given her lack of insight and lack of remediation’ and that ‘public confidence would be undermined’ if such a doctor was allowed to remain in practice.
The tribunal considered statements made by Dr Donegan in a consultation with an undercover reporter and during her lectures on vaccination.
The former NHS GP had said that the historical decline in deaths from whooping cough was because of sanitation and surgeons, not vaccinations.
Dr Donegan said in response to the decision:
‘I boycotted the GMC’s political show trial against me which ended today. Serious irregularities include bogus dishonesty charges and bogus accusations that I put newborns at risk of serious harm.’
‘Being struck off by a corrupt GMC is a small price to pay for taking a lawful ethical stand for the safety of British children.’
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