Tunbridge Wells doctor dumped waste in neighbour’s bin

A doctor accused of dumping confidential information about his patients in his neighbour’s bin in Tunbridge Wells is waiting for his fate to be decided by a jury.

The doctor, who runs the Wells Medical Centre in London Road, is accused of throwing away of sheets of personal data, containing details of medical treatment and phone numbers, as well as medical waste such as syringes boxes and latex gloves, in his neighbour’s bin on two occasions.

He pleaded not guilty to failing in his duty to transfer commercial waste to an authorised waste carrier and to create and retain a waste transfer note on March 1 and June 14 last year, as well as failing to provide waste documents on March 17 following notice served by the waste regulation authority.

Read more: http://www.courier.co.uk/Jury-Tunbridge-Wells-doctor-dumped-patients-info/story-21193109-detail/story.html#ixzz33sZD4zxU

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  1. Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells?

    Too late to avoid prosecution, but the disgusted Tunbridge Wells GP claims doctor claims council ‘over-reacted’ over waste disposal.

    Of interest, the report claims that Dr Sheill was found guilty of failure in duty to transfer commercial waste to an authorised waste carrier and guilty of failure to comply with the duty to furnish waste documents. He was fined £100 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £11,280.

    That’s one hell of a costs bill, presumably because of the decision by the GP to prevaricate, all the way to the Crown Court!

    Read more: http://www.courier.co.uk/Tunbridge-Wells-doctor-claims-council-reacted/story-21232642-detail/story.html#ixzz35HG7xcrY


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