Latest Kerr Stories

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.

2008-07-25 00:00:25

By Al Lowe There are no hassles over paperwork or qualifiers for those applying to purchase food through the Angelfood Ministries program. "If you eat, you qualify," said Darlene Love, a church elder who takes orders for the national Christian program at Kerr Presbyterian in Penn Hills.

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.

2008-07-23 03:00:58

A GP who gave a potentially suicidal patient sleeping pills faces being struck off. Dr Iain Kerr, 61, prescribed 30 sodium amytal pills to a retired businesswoman in 1998 after she told him she had considered suicide.

2008-07-21 15:01:02

A GP who gave sleeping pills to a patient so she could kill herself branded the law out of step. Dr Iain Kerr gave the pills to the 87-year-old woman as an "insurance policy" after she expressed fears about how she would die.

2008-07-21 15:00:21

A GLASGOW GP accused of prescribing tablets to an OAP to help her kill herself has come under fire from a GMC expert. Dr Leonard Peter told a General Medical Council hearing that the standard of care provided by Dr Iain Kerr fell far below that expected of a general practitioner.

2008-07-18 12:00:26

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT A GP accused of prescribing sleeping tablets to enable a pensioner to end her life was criticised by a General Medical Council expert yesterday .

2008-07-15 12:01:00

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT SHE was described as being unhappy with her quality of life and her level of mobility, yet she also played bridge with friends and talked about going on holiday, according to the evidence submitted to a General Medical Council hearing yesterday.

2008-07-15 12:00:14

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT A SCOTTISH doctor was accused yesterday of prescribing tablets to an elderly patient to enable her to take her own life.

2008-07-12 00:00:16

By Chris Foreman The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County is preparing to implement an automated public notification system that would alert residents when there is a threat to their drinking water supplies.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.