The “disrespectful” GP suspended after dismissing the complaint as a “vengeful pile of female cr * p” claiming that “99 percent of NHS complaints” came from women was overturned because the tribunal found it could not apologize
- Robert Keane made remarks without being involved in the complaint process
- In December 2020, he was brought before the tribunal for “inappropriate” comments
- A physician more than 30 years old is now removed from the GMC medical register
- The hearing found that he had made no effort to rectify or apologize
An experienced GP who dismissed another doctor’s complaint as a “vengeful pile of female cr * p” and claimed that “99 percent” of NHS complaints came from women.
Robert Keane, who has worked in healthcare for more than 30 years, made remarks – which he later stood for but admitted was not his “best lesson” – and repeatedly avoided investigating his behavior.
In December 2020, he was brought before the tribunal for “inappropriate” comments and for failing to participate in the complaints process, and suspended for 12 months.
But now Dr. Keane has been removed from the GMC’s medical registry after an audit hearing found he made no effort to rectify or apologize.
The general practitioner, who qualified in 1985, was a partner at the Norwich office in Norfolk for almost 20 years before working as a general practitioner.
Dr Robert Keane received a complaint from another doctor after only one day as a place at Lakenheath Surgery in West Suffolk (pictured)
In April 2018 – after only one day as a general practitioner at Lakenheath Surgery in West Suffolk – Dr. Keane received a complaint from another doctor named “Dr A”.
Seven months proved difficult and did not “respect” colleagues in e-mails, did not return important documents and missed appointments.
In November 2018, he sent an e-mail describing Dr. A’s complaint to him as “just a vengeful pile of women’s crap.”
Asked to explain, he said, “Well, you know, 99 percent of complaints in the NHS come from women, and I’ve been doing my job for 33 years, and yes, I don’t think it’s my best hour. but that is my explanation. ”
Asked if it meant that all women’s complaints were ‘cr * p’, he replied: ‘No, no, it’s a trial of my 33 years. It’s a personal judgment. “
In a later correspondence, Dr. Keane told one doctor: “I wonder if your secretary could call the BBC and arrange an interview with me, Dr. A, and my responsible officer, Dr. D, to discuss the issues.
“If you decide not to cooperate, I’ll take care of it myself.”
He later said he was “glad to be able to appear in the national media and discuss the situation,” and said to one investigating officer, “I’m looking forward to seeing you in real court.”
At the Medical Practitioners Service in December 2020, Dr. Keane was suspended and criticized for referring to a colleague’s gender.
He said I “apologize to him for the emails and if they upset anyone.”
Dr. Keane was originally suspended, but the Tribunal of Doctors has now concluded that he must be removed from the register. (Picture in stock)
At its last review hearing, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal concluded that it should now be removed from the register.
Panel Chair Julia Oakford said: “Dr. Keane did not apologize for those aspects of his behavior that did not meet the relevant standards or showed that he had considered the impact of his actions on his patients and colleagues.
“Dr. Keane has provided no evidence of redress or insight.”
“It seems to be in a worse position now than in December 2020.”
Dr Keane said he was not interested in getting involved in the lawsuit and retired.