Doctor with long history of suicide attempts wins battle to treat patients

The tribunal did not believe her to be a risk to patient safety but listed a string of caveats

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A doctor diagnosed with autism who has made multiple suicide attempts and has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act will be allowed to treat patients under strict conditions.

The decision by regulators is likely to bring an end to a long fight by the doctor, who has argued she has become a “test case” in determining the rights of doctors with serious mental health problems to practise if they pose no threat to patients.

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