'Stop and think': MDO says doctors need to be careful on social media

MIGA's chief lawyer Timothy Bowen says three doctors have been suspended for their online comments in just over 12 months.

A medical defence organisation has urged members to “stop and think” before posting on social media, after three doctors were suspended over inappropriate online comments in the space of a year.

Timothy Bowen.

In each of the cases, the doctors were sanctioned over comments that were found to have undermined the medical profession.  

All three remain suspended under emergency powers held by the Medical Board