Sons of man killed by GP ar­rested

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

THE sons of a March man killed by an out-of-hours GP who ad­min­is­tered a fa­tal over­dose were ar­rested when they in­ter­rupted his lec­ture at a con­fer­ence.

Dr Daniel Ubani (67) was struck off the Bri­tish med­i­cal reg­is­ter on Fri­day by the Gen­eral Med­i­cal Coun­cil, af­ter a fit­ness to prac­tise panel hear­ing con­cern­ing the death of David Gray (70), of Manea, near March.

Mr Gray was in­jected with 10 times the usual dose of painkiller di­amor­phine by Dr Ubani on Fe­bru­ary 16 2008. He died hours later.

Mr Gray’s sons, Stu­art and Rory Gray, protested at a med­i­cal con­fer­ence where Dr Ubani was speak­ing in Lin­dau, in Ger­many, on Satur­day.

The broth­ers asked Dr Ubani why he was still prac­tis­ing as a doc­tor in Ger­many when he had been banned from prac­tis­ing in Bri­tain.

Rory Gray was charged with tres­pass and his brother was charged with tres­pass and ver­bal in­sults. Both have now been re­leased.

Dr Ubani is still free to prac­tise at his cos­metic clinic in Wit­ten, Ger­many.

He was given a nine-month sus­pended sen­tence for caus­ing death by neg­li­gence at a Ger­man court­mean­ing he can­not be pros­e­cuted in the UK.

He was on his first shift in the UK with out-of-hours care provider Suff­Doc, when he made the fa­tal er­ror.

At Fri­day’s GMC hear­ing, panel chair­man Dr Brian Al­der­man said: “The panel is sat­is­fied that era­sure is the only means of pro­tect­ing pa­tients and main­tain­ing pub­lic con­fi­dence in the pro­fes­sion.”

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