A report by NHS England into the actions of a doctor who filmed intimate examinations at his practice in Royal Wootton Basset has found that a senior partner at the surgery had 'ongoing concerns' about him.
Davinder Jeet Bains was sentenced to 12 years in prison in May after admitting 39 charges of sexual assault. But NHS England says there's a lot of work to be done to restore public faith in the profession. Laura Makin-Isherwood reports.
A family doctor jailed for filming himself sexually abusing female patients in Wiltshire has been struck off the medical register.
Davinder Jeet Bains used a secret camera hidden inside his watch to assault more than two dozen women at the surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett. The 46-year-old was jailed for 12 years in May.
Following a two-day hearing, the independent Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel said the only way to protect patients and maintain public confidence was to remove him from the General Medical Council's register.
Bains has 28 days to lodge an appeal against his removal from the register.
A 2-day medical tribunal starting today will decide whether a GP jailed for sexually assaulting and secretly filming his patients is fit to practise.
Davinder Bains, 45 and from Nythe in Swindon, was given a 12-year sentence in May 2013. The abuse took place at the Tinkers Lane Medical Practice in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. Bains had fitted a tiny camera into his watch in order to film himself abusing female patients.
The hearing in Manchester will decide whether he can ever practise as a GP again. For our full coverage of his trial, and interviews with his victims, click here.
Dr Davinderjit Bains secretly filmed nearly 300 women using his so-called spy watch. He assaulted more than two dozen women. One of his victims says he came across as a friendly and outgoing doctor. She was happy to put her trust in him. She's asked us to protect her identity.
The partners of a GP practice in Royal Wootton Bassett, where Dr Davinder Jeet Bains carried out a string of sex attacks, have welcomed his prison sentence. Dr Bains worked at the Tinkers Lane Surgery between 2009 and 2012.
– Tinkers Lane Partnership
We are reassured that today's sentence will mean he will almost certainly never work as a doctor in this country again. We hope that our patients who have been affected by the wrongdoings of Dr Bains will take some comfort in this knowledge and we acknowledge their courage in helping to bring him to justice.
Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy has been in court for the sentencing of Dr Davinder Jeet Bains to 12 years for a string of sex offences. They took place while he was practising at the Tinkers Lane surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett.
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A former GP from Wiltshire has been jailed for 12 years after admitting a string of sex attacks while at work.Dr Davinder Jeet Bains worked at the Tinkers Lane Surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett between 2009 and 2012. He also secretly filmed female patients with a camera hidden in his watch.
Dr Bains has admitted 39 offences and asked for another 65 counts to be taken into consideration. These include sexual assault and voyeurism.
A family doctor has admitted filming female patients with a camera hidden in his watch. The Wiltshire GP made hundreds of secret recordings of examinations at his surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett.
Today, Dr Davinderjit Bains admitted 104 offences including sexual assault and voyeurism.
Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy was in court:
Sandra Walklett, the Practice Manager at Tinkers Lane Surgery where Dr Davinderjit Bains worked said they were "appalled" by the actions of their former colleague: