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John Harrison successfully defends Doctor

John Harrison's succeeds in defending a doctor who it was alleged, made up sexualised and derogatory nicknames for colleagues and patients.

Following four days at the GMC and submissions made by John Harrison, the General Medical Council accepted the evidence and found that Dr Jasiak was Fit to Practise. 

BBC News reported as follows:

Dr Elizabeth Jasiak, 41, who worked for South Staffordshire and Shropshire
Healthcare Trust, denies making inappropriate comments to a colleague.

She also denies failing to treat her and others with dignity and respect.

The doctor admits failing to show dignity and respect to patients, and
inappropriately utilising a computer.

The incidents were said to have taken place while she worked in the "highly
stressful" environment at a unit in Staffordshire for patients with learning
difficulties and challenging behaviour who were described as "very

The GMC fitness to practise hearing in Manchester was told that Dr Jasiak had
made inappropriate and sexualised comments concerning the physical appearance of
a health care support worker at Stonefield House in Stafford between August and
October 2009.

Terence Rigby, for the GMC, said a number of remarks were made either to her
or about her by the doctor.

'Incredibly disrespectful'

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The GMC minutes:

 Doctor: Dr Jasiak was present and was represented by Mr John Harrison, Counsel, instructed by Ms Fiona McGhie of Irwin Mitchell LLP.



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