NHS doctor arrested over boozy meltdowns and attacks on police KEEPS her job


A DOCTOR shamed over boozy meltdowns has been given the all-clear to treat patients again.

NHS haematology expert Dr Roisin Hamilton, 38, was repeatedly arrested for attacks on police, airport officials and her husband in a three-year spell.

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Roisin Hamilton is free to treat patients after the panel ruled no further action was needed[/caption]

The latest, in February 2018, left her in handcuffs and leg restraints.

At the Medical Practitioners tribunal in Manchester, mother-of-two Hamilton, of Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, faced being struck off.

But the panel decided on no further action after she apologised and said that she was a “positive contributor to society”.

Hamilton has not practised since 2015 but can resume when a suspension from last October ends next week.

In a statement to the hearing Hamilton who had previous blamed her behaviour on a long standing alcohol problem said:

‘‘By returning to work and by being open and honest about my convictions and behaviour people will be able to trust me – I do see that my actions were absolutely abhorrent but I have tried really hard to remediate and to not repeat them.”

In March 2018 Hamilton was charged with disorderly behaviour and assault on police but agreed to bound over to keep the peace. She told the MPTS:

‘‘I have read the statements of the three police officers called to the incident on that day and I am absolutely horrified at my actions.

‘‘I am completely ashamed at the distress and alarm I caused the police officers and members of the public who witnessed my behaviour. I cannot take back the harm I have caused by my behaviour on 1 February 2018 but I can and will do whatever it takes to rebuild public confidence in the professional which I know I damaged by my actions.

‘‘I firmly believe that I can contribute positively to society by practising as a doctor.’’

She added: ‘’My goal remains to return to medicine and my career aspirations are in haematology but I am entirely open to other opportunities in different areas of medicine.


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