Psychiatrist Jane McLennan

Edinburgh News
Renowned Edinburgh psychiatrist struck off for ‘misleading and inaccurate’ patient report
By The Newsroom
March 21, 2019

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A RENOWNED psychiatrist has been struck off after a tribunal found she produced a “misleading and inaccurate” report on a patient involved in an unfair dismissal claim against the Ministry of Justice.

Dr Jane McLennan, who was based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, has had her name erased from the medical register after falsely claiming the man, known as ‘Mr A’, had cursed throughout the one hour 48 minute evaluation and told her that he kept taped conversations with “girning” customers while working as a call handler at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) in Glasgow.

Dr McLennan, 57, testified under oath that Mr A claimed he “felt like hitting people at work,” at an employment tribunal in January 2015, but was unaware that Mr A had secretly recorded the consultation on his phone and later reported her to the General Medical Council (GMC) after failing to convince Scottish prosecutors to investigate.

In their decision, the tribunal noted that Dr McLennan had retired from medical practice, but added public confidence would be “shaken” if she was allowed to return to work…