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Romford doctor accused of wiping a dirty nappy in his wife’s face cleared by medical tribunal

PUBLISHED: 18:00 11 October 2017

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A Romford doctor being investigated after his ex-wife claimed he rubbed a soiled nappy in her face has been cleared by a medical tribunal.

Dr Prabjhot Gill was facing a charge of impairment through misconduct, but after a 10-day hearing in Manchester was cleared of all but two of the allegations of domestic abuse levelled against him.

However, the tribunal did impose an official warning on his registration as a result of his behaviour.

Dr Gill’s ex-wife, ‘Ms A’, claimed he had beaten her on two separate days in March 2014.

Although the Romford doctor had been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing by police, a tribunal looked at police statements, medical records, audio recordings of the incidents in question, a translated transcript of recordings that were in Punjabi and a number of handwritten notes from Dr Gill’s appearances in court.

It was eventually decided there was not enough evidence to prove, on the balance of probabilities, that Dr Gill had in fact wiped a dirty nappy in his ex-wife’s face or hit her in any way.

But Dr Gill admitted verbally abusing his ex-wife and pushing her into a radiator.

The tribunal said it was “appalled” by Dr Gill’s “deplorable” behaviour.

However, Dr Gill prove that he had attended anger management classes, and that there had been no violent outbursts since March 2014.

The tribunal decided: “Dr Gill is a competent doctor who at the time of the incident was closely monitored in training.

“There are no current concerns about his professional conduct and demeanour in the workplace. Dr Gill has evidenced remorse and taken steps to remediate.

“The Tribunal does not consider that a finding of impairment is necessary to protect the public interest in this case.”

But the tribunal did issue a formal warning.

It read: “On 15 March 2014 in the context of an unhappy and deteriorating relationship, you verbally abused Ms A and pushed her, with the result that she fell to the floor and struck a radiator.

“This conduct does not meet with the standards required of a doctor. It risks bringing the profession into disrepute and it must not be repeated.”

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