Dr Keith Wolverson, 52 who has been practicing for 23 years has been suspended and is facing the prospect of losing his position due to asking a Muslim mother to remove her Niqab.
The woman attended surgery at the Royal Stock University Hospital with her child. Dr Wolverson asked if the woman would remove her Niqab as he was having difficulty hearing her through the material. He explained that, to provide the best and safest treatment for the woman’s young daughter, he needed a clear understanding of her condition.
The GP, who has been practising for 23 years, said the patient agreed 'willingly' and 'there was no sign from her that she was upset' as they sat in the consulting room at Royal Stoke University Hospital.
But, when her husband arrived half an hour later, the woman and her husband have made an official complaint to the GMC and now Dr Wolverson faces being fired for discrimination.
We would like to get as many people as possible to sign this petition and save this mans reputation.
We believe he acted in the best interest and their was no racist or religious discrimination in his actions. We need to ensure the General Medical Council treat this man fairly and look at all the evidence.
Our NHS is severely understaffed and we cannot afford to lose doctors due to fabricated accusations of discrimination.
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