12 Aug 2019

Victim takes aim at Medical Council

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 12 August 2019
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A Wellington woman who complained to the Medical Council about the disgraced GP Deane Drew says the process was intimidating, too slow, and focused on the doctor not the victims.

Drew was struck off by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal in June after having sexual relationships with four women patients while prescribing them addictive and psychoactive drugs.

The women complained about his inappropriate behavior to the Medical Council in 2016 and early 2017.

Kathryn speaks with one of them, whose name is suppressed, and to Dr Curtis Walker, chair of the Medical Council.