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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. Dr Peter was called to give evidence by the GMC's counsel on the third day of the hearing in Manchester, which is considering Dr Kerr's fitness to practise medicine. The panel has already been told Dr Kerr...

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 . Dr Leonard Peter told a GMC hearing that the standard of care provided by Dr Iain Kerr, from Glasgow, fell far below that expected of a general practitioner. Dr Peter was called to give evidence by the GMC's counsel on the third day of the hearing which is considering Dr Kerr's fitness to practise...

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. In fact, the 87-year-old patient at the centre of the case against Glasgow GP Dr Iain Kerr was "quite an independent lady for her age". Her private carer, known as Jacqueline White, went shopping with her...

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. Dr Iain Kerr, a Glasgow GP, appeared before a General Medical Council hearing accused of giving the 87-year-old, who it is said was afraid of becoming a burden on her family, sleeping pills against official guidance. The woman later died of an overdose from different drugs. A further five cases of inappropriately prescribing...

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. The notification process, which authority Manager Chris Kerr estimates could cost about $100,000 annually, will be required by the state Department of Environmental Protection for all public water suppliers. Gov. Ed Rendell directed the agency to improve notification...

2005-07-03 21:02:48

By Greg Prato NEW YORK (Billboard) - With new wave revivalists like theKillers and the Bravery storming the U.S. charts, first waversSimple Minds have picked a good time to release their firstall-new studio album in three years. Due Sept. 13 via Sanctuary, "Black and White 050505" wasrecorded in Italy and the Netherlands. Nearly 30 years after forming in Glasgow, founding membersJim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (guitar) are still onboard. Best known in the U.S. for the...