A petition to prevent the sacking of a doctor who asked a Muslim patient to remove her veil in order to hear the details of her daughter’s medical condition has reached over 59,000 signatures.
Fewer UK graduates joined the medical register last year than doctors who trained outside the country, figures show.
Lauara Gallazzi’s voice falters as she says: “I should be preparing for a fifth birthday party.”
A Dundee doctor who was convicted of assault is to face a tribunal that will examine his fitness to continue practising in the health sector.
Doctors are at the “brink of breaking point” to ensure patient care, according to a stark warning from the doctors’ regulator.
Urgent checks are being made on up to 3,000 foreign doctors after it was revealed a fake psychiatrist who worked in Dundee was allowed to practise for 22 years with no qualification.