One doctor a week is booted out of the profession for misconduct and incompetence

HUNDREDS of docs have been struck off in the past five years for misconduct and incompetence.

An audit of disciplinary cases by The Sun on Sunday show one a week is booted out of the profession.

Offences include groping patients, bungling operations, sleeping on the job and faking qualifications.

Bedfordshire NHS consultant Jonathan Fielden, 57, one of the UK’s top-paid chiefs, was struck off in 2020 after spying on a 15-year-old girl as she showered.

The same year, married NHS heart and lung surgeon Christian Bogdan, 43, was struck off after cops found nearly 40,000 child sex images at his home in Cheshire.

Junior doctor Thomas Jenkins, 29, of Manchester, was kicked out in 2017 after sending explicit pictures to a cop posing as a 13-year-old.

Figures show 334 doctors were struck off since January 2016.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service probed 143 cases in 2020, banning 43 doctors and suspending 52.

So far in 2021, 49 have been struck off.

They include Dr Raisah Sawati, 33, who was struck off last month after she left a busy A&E department for a two-hour nap at Fairfield Hospital near Bury.

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