8 November 2012 Last updated at 15:27
Southend Hospital investigates sex offender employment
"Southend Hospital The Local Safeguarding Children Board has sought assurances from Southend Hospital about the case
"An investigation has been opened into how a known sex offender gained work at an Essex hospital [why ever not?].
Southend Hospital said the person, who has not been named, worked on the outpatients' service and saw eight patients before being dismissed. [tribunal?]"
Last updated 10:22 02/12/2012
Child-porn docs still work in medicine
"An Auckland GP convicted of possessing images of child abuse is among the criminal medical professionals allowed to keep working.
Nineteen medical professionals with criminal convictions have appeared before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal in the past three years, with eight struck off. Offences included grooming children for sex, assaulting a police officer, fraud and drug dealing.
A child advocate says the decision to allow two doctors to keep working despite being caught with images of child abuse raises serious questions about the tribunal. "They should have been struck off," Stop Demand founder Denise Ritchie said. "These men have a sexual interest in children."
Parents would be horrified to learn their family doctor had masturbated to images of young girls, she said."
Parents fight sex offender's return to teaching