Within previous news items we have highlighted the case of Dr David Jackson, local General Surgeon, who was dismissed by the local East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, and referred to the GMC, back in 2007, but has still yet to face a GMC hearing.
Darren Tamplin has, and continues, to represent many of Dr Jackson’s former patients who have suffered on account of his negligent treatment and surgery.
Between 2002 and 2007 the East Kent Hospitals Trust paid out £651,000 in compensation to those treated by Dr Jackson.
Many settlements have been reached arising from his private practice as well.
Today we welcome the news that the GMC hearing is to go ahead and in public.
Dr Jackson’s attempts to avoid a hearing, by having his name removed from the Register voluntarily, and have any hearing take place in private, have been finally rejected.
There is still no final hearing date set as yet.
Darren Tamplin commented:-
“My former and current clients will, of course, be pleased with this latest decision.
At the same time, they will be bewildered, as am I, at the delay that has taken place with these GMC proceedings.
I have successfully represented a large number of Dr Jackson’s former patients, within civil proceedings, that have been swiftly dealt with and compensation recovered within a short time frame.
Yet the GMC proceedings seem to drag on and on.
I am pleased, however, that a hearing will finally go ahead and in public.
It would be quite wrong, in my view, if Dr Jackson were able to simply disappear into retirement without these allegations being dealt with in public, given their nature and severity”.
This news item was featured on BBC Radio Kent this morning. You can hear an extract from the radio coverage, including Darren’s contribution to it (and that of one of his former clients) by listening to the audio file attached. –
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