UK news Dr Robert Taylor found guilty of misconduct after 17 years of dishonesty over death of young patient Adam Strain last news

PremierLeague-News.Com - A former top doctor has been found guilty of misconduct following 17 years of dishonesty after the death of a patient.

UK news Dr Robert Taylor found guilty of misconduct after 17 years of dishonesty over death of young patient Adam Strain last news

PremierLeague-News.Com - A former top doctor has been found guilty of misconduct following 17 years of dishonesty after the death of a patient.

UK news  Dr Robert Taylor found guilty of misconduct after 17 years of dishonesty over death of young patient Adam Strain last news
21 June 2022 - 05:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! "A former top doctor has been found guilty of misconduct following 17 years of dishonesty after the death of a patient. A tribunal has found the fitness to practise of Dr Robert Taylor is impaired after he mounted a “cover-up” to hide from police and a public inquiry the true circumstances of the death of four-year-old Adam Strain.The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) must now decide whether the ex-Belfast Trust paediatric anaesthetist should be struck off as a result of his repeated dishonesty.Adam passed away in 1995 following a kidney transplant at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children during which Dr Taylor was the anaesthetist in charge.The youngster died from a cerebral oedema brought about by dilutional hyponatraemia, a condition that can occur when a patient receives too much fluid.Dr Taylor repeatedly denied his fluid management of Adam during the operation led to his death — only accepting responsibility ahead of giving oral evidence at the Hyponatraemia Inquiry in 2012.Last week MPTS found 58 out of 97 charges proved relating to the care Dr Taylor delivered to Adam and his actions after his death.And in a significant ruling delivered yesterday, the panel said: “Dr Taylor’s individual failures before and during surgery were so serious that they amounted to misconduct.”In relation to the evidence Dr Taylor gave to Adam’s inquest in 1996, the panel said it did not believe he had acted dishonestly, but had failed to disclose to the coroner “highly relevant information” of which “he was fully aware”.The tribunal said this “was so serious as to amount to misconduct”.It also found he had acted “dishonestly” on four occasions in relation to statements he made to police investigating Adam’s death in October 2006 and to the Hyponatraemia Inquiry in July 2005.It said: “Over seven years had elapsed between the death of Patient A [Adam] and Dr Taylor’s statement to the inquiry and his subsequent interview by PSNI.“The tribunal was of the view that by this time Dr Taylor should have acknowledged his failures in care given that there was evidence that in the meantime he was involved in a working party on hyponatraemia and his teaching practice on fluid management had changed.

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.”The panel said while failings during Adam’s operation amounted to impaired fitness to practise in 1995, no other clinical concerns had been raised since.As a result, it said they did not affect his current fitness to practise.However, it continued: “The tribunal determined that Dr Taylor had, over a period of 17 years, repeatedly acted dishonestly to evade responsibility before the inquest, the inquiry and in his interview with PSNI, bodies which are in place to protect the public.“The tribunal have determined that he had a duty to disclose highly relevant information and knowing this, he still failed to do so.”The panel said Dr Taylor, who refused to engage with the tribunal, had not provided any evidence of insight or remediation into his dishonesty.It added “there was a real risk of repetition” and ruled his fitness to practise “impaired by reason of misconduct in relation to his dishonest actions and his failure to disclose highly relevant information to the coroner’s inquest”.The findings come four years after the chair of the Hyponatraemia Inquiry gave a damning assessment of the treatment provided by Dr Taylor to Adam and his subsequent actions.The inquiry was set up to examine fluid management of children in local hospitals and, specifically, the deaths of five young patients, of which Adam was one.Delivering his findings, Sir John O’Hara said it “was wrong and misleading” of Dr Taylor to “insist upon justifying his clinical performance in the way he did and false to assure the coroner, Adam’s mother and others that his management of Adam was ‘caring, appropriate, expert and representative of the highest quality and intensity of care’ he could provide”.He added: “Dr Taylor steadfastly maintained his baseless justifications for many years and only changed his position in late 2011 after he was provided with the Inquiry expert reports.“Dr Taylor made fatal errors in his treatment of Adam.”" , "isAccessibleForFree": "False", "hasPart": { "@type": "WebPageElement", "isAccessibleForFree": "False","cssSelector": "#flip-pay"} }

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