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Latest Iain Kerr Stories

2008-09-01 06:00:07

By Kate Foster A DOCTOR who was suspended from his job after giving sleeping pills to a suicidal patient has revealed he plans to help the campaign to legalise euthanasia.

2008-08-28 06:01:09

By SHAN ROSS A GP who gave sleeping pills to a suicidal patient will be allowed to retain his practice, health officials ruled last night. But Dr Iain Kerr, 61, was suspended from practising medicine for six months after prescribing the tablets to a retired businesswoman considering suicide.

2008-08-28 03:00:53

HEALTH chiefs have decided not to tear up the contract of a GP who gave a sleeping drug to an elderly woman so she could kill herself.

2008-07-31 15:01:02

AS A hospital consultant who frequently shared patients with Dr Iain Kerr over a long period, I am appalled at the decision to suspend him for six months.

2008-07-28 15:00:22

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT A SCOTTISH GP who prescribed sleeping tablets to a patient so she could end her life should be struck off, a panel of the General Medical Council was told yesterday.

2008-07-26 18:00:17

A GP who gave sleeping pills to an elderly patient so she could commit suicide said yesterday he "regretted the circumstances" which resulted in his censure by the General Medical Council.

2008-07-26 09:00:38

By Stephen McGinty WHEN I tell people that my Primary 3 class was taught how to sing the theme tune from M*A*S*H, few people believe me. "Wasn't that 'Suicide is Painless'?" they enquire, hesitantly. Yup.

2008-07-25 12:00:27

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT A GP who gave sleeping pills to an elderly patient so she could end her life was suspended for six months and may not return to his job.

2008-07-25 06:00:45

By Lyndsay Moss Health Correspondent CAMPAIGNERS yesterday called for a change in the law to allow patients to ask for help to end their lives, after a Scottish GP was suspended for prescribing sleeping pills to an elderly woman so she could kill herself.

2008-07-24 15:00:24

A DOCTOR who admitted prescribing sleeping tablets to enable a pensioner to end her life has been branded irresponsible.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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