Hospital doctor is banned from treating women

A former A&E doctor has been banned from treating all female patients after an allegation of sexual assault.

Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 12:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:12 pm
Milton Keynes Accident and Emergency department at MK Hospital

Dr Joel Danjuma was suspended by Milton Keynes hospital, where he worked as a locum, following a complaint from a 65-year-old woman that he assaulted her while she was alone with him in A&E.

He sought a judicial review earlier this year in a bid to stop the General Medical Council launching a fitness to practice investigation against him.

But he lost the case after the GMC argued that it had a duty to protect the health and safety of patients.

They also stated that previous complaints of a similar nature made against the doctor were a “relevant consideration”.

Since then the GMC held an interim hearing to impose strict conditions on Dr Danjuma until the full hearing takes place.

They have taken the unusal step of banning him from carrying out any consultations with any female patient unless it is a life-threatening emergency.

The conditions state: “He must keep a log detailing every case where he has carried out a consultation with such a patient in a life-threatening emergency. He must give a copy of these logs to the interim orders tribunal at his next review hearing.”