David Temkin

Call 2000

temkin@exchangechambers.co.uk

"A great advocate; judges respect him."

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Healthcare (Presenting for the General Medical Council)

David has 17 years of experience as a barrister. He has worked predominantly in the criminal courts and the regulatory tribunals. He has dealt with a wide-range of cases at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. David’s experience and skills led to his appointment to a number of national panels, including the highest grade of CPS advocates, the Attorney-General’s Unified List of Prosecutors and the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates.

David presents for the General Medical Council, dealing with Fitness to Practise Hearings and Reviews. He is a dedicated advocate who prides himself on extremely thorough preparation and close attention to detail.

David has a particular interest in Healthcare regulation. He regularly conducts training courses around the UK for healthcare professionals including nurses, midwives and doctors at all levels. His training deals with such topics as “Expert Witnesses”, “Expert Reports”, “Giving Evidence”,  “The Duty of Candour”, “Root Cause Analysis in NHS Incident Management” and “Safeguarding”. David’s in-depth knowledge of these areas and his previous experience as an educator have resulted in glowing feedback from doctors, nurses, managers and NHS directors.

David is Visiting Lecturer in “Professional Discipline” at the BPP University on the Bar Professional Training Course. His courses focus on Healthcare Regulation.

Healthcare Cases

 GMC v Dr N (2017) – Fitness to Practise Hearing – anaesthetist working as a locum doctor on board a cruise ship for two months having had her licence to practise withdrawn. The issue in the case was dishonesty.

 GMC v Dr D (2016) – Fitness to Practise Review – consultant cosmetic surgeon found to have provided poor clinical care following a breast augmentation operation.
GMC v Dr T (2016) – Fitness to Practise Review – general practitioner suffering with alcoholism.
GMC v Mr S (2015) – Fitness to Practise Review – consultant orthopaedic surgeon suspended from the register for assaulting a bus driver.
GMC v Dr L (2015) – Fitness to Practise Hearing – doctor erased from the register having been convicted in the criminal jurisdiction of serious sexual offences against boys aged 12 to 15 years.
GMC v Dr Y (2015) – Fitness to Practise Hearing – consultant audiologist erased from the register having been convicted in the criminal jurisdiction of voyeurism offences arising from over 1000 covert video recordings he had made over a three year period. The footage was of patients, colleagues and others engaging in acts of personal hygiene and the recordings often captured images of genitalia.
GMC v Dr B (2015) – Fitness to Practise Review – opthalmologist suffering with alcoholism.
GMC v Dr F (2015) – Fitness to Practise Review – consultant anaesthetist suspended from the register having been convicted in the criminal jurisdiction of offences arising from his use of a covert camera to record images inside ladies’ skirts whilst in a public place.
GMC v Dr G (2015) – Fitness to Practise Review – doctor facing allegations of misconduct having admitted the theft of prescriptions and forgery of documents in order to obtain drugs for personal use.
GMC v Dr S (2015) – Fitness to Practise Review – doctor facing allegations of misconduct arising from her assault of a child.
GMC v Dr M (2015) – Fitness to Practise Review – trainee general practitioner facing allegations of misconduct arising from his sexual relationship with a patient.
GMC v  Mr R (2015) – Fitness to Practise Review – consultant orthopaedic surgeon placed on conditional registration for deficient professional performance arising from a range of issues including poor record keeping and his methods of obtaining patient consent.