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Is this Britain's worst GP?

Post  mumbles on Fri 12 Aug - 17:13

Mother-of-four prescribed herself medication and was convicted of drink driving and biting police officer
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Risk: Dr Jane Hornsey (pictured), 53, bit a policeman and was sprayed with CS gas after she was asked for a breath test
A family GP is likely to be struck off because of a woeful catalogue of failings including convictions for drink-driving and biting a police officer so hard on the arm he used CS spray on her and required hospital treatment.
As well as Dr Jane Hornsey's crimes, a General Medical Council panel in Manchester heard that she had been self-prescribing medication for 20 years, potentially putting patients at risk.
The 53-year-old mother-of-four had also abused her position by asking a member of staff to shred hospital correspondence.
She also called an ambulance after a two-year-old suffered an asthma attack but left before it arrived and told a mother of a child suffering recurrent tonsillitis she would refer her to hospital but failed to do so for five months.
The hearing was also told she failed to carry out home visits to four patients, including one who was suffering from potentially life-threatening deep vein thrombosis.
The GMC fitness to practise panel made its determination against Dr Hornsey on Tuesday after a month-long hearing and is now considering what sanction she should face.
Part of the panel's determination rested on Dr Hornsey's convictions for the offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and drink driving, resulting from an incident on October 18, 2009, when she crashed her car.
Dr Hornsey bit a PC so forcefully on the arm he required hospital treatment.

Bradford Crown Court heard last year that Dr Hornsey, of Skipton, North Yorkshire, told police she was driving home from the gym when she lost control of her car.
She was then seen 'clearly intoxicated and staggering around', and a passing driver calling police to the scene.
When the PC attended Dr Hornsey swore at the officer and refused a breath test, when he tried to restrain her she bit his forearm.
The police officer had to strike her twice to the head to try and force her to let go and even used CS spray before finally managing to handcuff her and take her away.

For the assault and ABH, Dr Hornsey was sentenced to a conditional discharge for 12 months and was ordered to pay £500 compensation to the injured officer.
The panel's determination against Dr Hornsey states: 'The panel is of the view that these convictions bring the profession into disrepute and undermine the confidence that the public places in it.
'In all the circumstances, the panel has determined that your fitness to practise is impaired by reason of your convictions.'
The hearing heard Dr Hornsey, who is currently suspended, was employed as a General Practitioner at a surgery in Keighley, West Yorkshire.
The panel was told how over two decades the respected doctor was self-prescribing medication and in the view of the panel, still failed to appreciate the seriousness of her actions.
The GP admitted she used the name Margaret Hornsey as the name of the patient on the prescriptions, which were then signed by herself as Dr Jane Hornsey.
The panel's determination states: 'It is of the view that you abused your position as a medical practitioner when you self-prescribed in such a manner, potentially putting both patients and yourself at risk of harm.'
They also found her treatment of a two-year-old suffering from an asthma attack 'unacceptable' after she called a blue-light ambulance for the child but left the practice before it arrived, delegating responsibility to non-clinical staff.
She told the mother of one child suffering with recurrent tonsillitis she would refer the child to hospital, but failed to do so for five months and the panel accepted evidence she was aggressive during a consultation with a patient and her husband.
In respect to a further four patients who required home visits which were not carried out, including one elderly patient suspected of suffering from DVT, the panel found Dr Hornsey's care was below an acceptable standard and in breach of good medical practice.
The panel also determined Dr Hornsey acted dishonestly in asking a member of staff to shred hospital correspondence relevant to an ongoing investigation by the primary care trust.
The determination states: 'These matters are so serious that the panel has determined that your fitness to practise is impaired by reason of your misconduct.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2024979/UKs-worst-GP-Dr-Jane-Hornsey-convicted-drink-driving-biting-police-officer.html#ixzz1Upd8OeVj

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Re: Is this Britain's worst GP?

Post  kitti on Fri 12 Aug - 18:39

Good grief.....and to think she was suppose to be looking after people and was prob high as a kite most off the time.....and by sheer luck she didn't make any grave mistakes and knowbody died..

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Re: Is this Britain's worst GP?

Post  buildersbum on Fri 12 Aug - 20:05


NO the McCanns are imo, somebody died in there care!!!!!!

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Post  malena stool on Sat 13 Aug - 21:16

kitti wrote:Good grief.....and to think she was suppose to be looking after people and was prob high as a kite most off the time.....and by sheer luck she didn't make any grave mistakes and knowbody died..
How unsympathetic....she was probably totally stressed out by her workload of caring for her revolting, demanding patients that gave no thought for her own social and personal needs........so she simply sought solace in occasional drink and puff of magic grass......

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