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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.

2008-08-22 03:00:44

FORMER health minister Andy Kerr yesterday called for a new generation of centres combining care for the elderly and nursery places. The Labour leadership hopeful believes respite care for the elderly and nurseries for pre-school kids should be provided under the same roof.

2008-08-18 09:00:46

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Uranium International Corp. ("Uranium International") (BULLETIN BOARD: URNI) has appointed William D. Thomas as Chief Financial Officer and Board Director. William D.

2008-08-14 15:00:41

DEAR ME, Mr Kerr (Letters, August 13): lighten up! I, too, value Michael Tumelty's opinions, even if I sometimes wonder if he and I were at the same event. I cannot comment on Mahagonny, but I am at one with Michael's opinion of the first-night performance by Scottish Opera of The Two Widows.

2008-08-01 15:00:53

By ROBBIE DINWOODIE LABOUR leadership hopeful Andy Kerr has been dealt a devastating blow to his campaign by a party stalwart's accusation of "cant and humbug" over the former health minister's role in threatened hospital cuts.

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.

2008-07-25 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.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.