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Doctor suspended for misconduct.


A doctor who continued to "quite forcefully" examine a pregnant woman despite her screaming for him to stop has been suspended for misconduct.

Locum registrar, Dr Abdelkarim Mohamed, who worked at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, continued until a midwife pulled his hand away in 2016.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard he also failed to comply with hand hygiene rules.

Dr Abdelkarim Mohamed was suspended for nine months in a case that involved two other women.

During the examination in which Dr Mohamed examined the pregnant woman "quite forcefully" on 22 June 2016, he did not wash his hands but "simply walked over to her and pulled the covers off her, exposing her abdomen and her genital area.”

The midwife, who prompted him to wear gloves, said: "There was no need for him to do that," but Dr Abdelkarim Mohamed wore the gloves over his shirt cuffs, which was against policy.

During the examination, the doctor continued despite being asked by the woman to stop, before "pushing against" the midwife who tried to intervene.

She said: "I grabbed hold of him further and I pulled his hand back."

Dr Mohamed pulled off his gloves, "threw them on the bed and walked out", The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service hearing was told.

The tribunal heard he failed to identify himself appropriately before carrying out an examination on a woman also on 22 June.

Misconduct was also found in relation to a third woman while he worked as a locum in the maternity unit in Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry, in February 2016.

Representing the General Medical Council, Mr Terrence Rigby, said Dr Mohamed "has made no expression of regret; he has not offered any explanation about what he has done or what he will do to remediate his misconduct.”