Dr Wendy Chapman and Harlequins winger Tom Williams
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'Bloodgate' rugby doctor escapes ban

A doctor who cut the lip of a Harlequins rugby player to cover up a fake injury has been told she can practise medicine again.

Dr Wendy Chapman later lied about her part in the "bloodgate" scandal, and was suspended from duty last September.

But the General Medical Council's disciplinary panel has said Dr Chapman's fitness to practise was not impaired despite her actions, but it did say her actions were likely to bring the profession into disrepute.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 31 Aug 2010