A shamed doctor who lashed out at police is free to treat patients


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  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 GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected] co.uk

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