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Volume 563: debated on Tuesday 21 May 2013


Tuesday 21 May 2013


Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor

Decision of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service

The Petition of the patients and community of Northallerton,

Declares that the Petitioners are outraged by the decision made by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service to ban Doctor Derek Keilloh from practising medicine; further that Doctor Keilloh is a much admired, respected and caring professional and has served the Community of Northallerton for almost 10 years with dedication, humility and humanity.

As new statutory rules governing the MPTS procedures are expected to be approved by Parliament in 2013, we call into question the MPTS (GMC) policy of being able to erase a Doctor on probability and supposed public interest rather than any clinical failing, and suggest the support this Petition has received shows otherwise. The Petition was originally addressed to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal and achieved 1,034 signatures and we trust that this shows enough public opinion to interest the House.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons acknowledge and investigate a sanction which they believe was too harsh.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.