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Colleague of pervert doctor who used spy watch to film himself sexually abusing patients had "ongoing concerns"

A senior GP who worked with Dr Davinder Jeet Bains had concerns, but was unsure how to raise them, a review had found 
Predator: Dr Davinder Jeet Bains abused more than 30 women over a three-year period
Predator: Dr Davinder Jeet Bains abused more than 30 women over a three-year periodThe senior colleague of a GP who used a James Bond-style spy watch to film himself sexually abusing patients had "ongoing concerns" about his behaviour, a report has found.
Dr Davinder Jeet Bains, 46, wore a wristwatch with a tiny built-in camera and recorded himself assaulting more than two dozen patients over a three-year period.

A review published today revealed that a fellow GP at Tinkers Lane Surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett had raised concerns about Bains' attitude to patients but was "unsure" what to do about it.
The senior partner added that Bains had "what seemed to be plausible explanations" for his behaviour.
NHS England concluded that it was "not possible to say" if Bains abuse could have been uncovered any other way.

Bains, a trusted doctor, was jailed for 12 years by a judge in May after police uncovered his "abhorrent" crimes at the surgery in Wiltshire.
He was later struck off the medical register by the independent Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service following a two-day hearing in Manchester.

NHS England published a report today into the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults at Bains's former practice, Tinkers Lane Surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett.
A spokeswoman for NHS England said: "NHS England has consulted a number of those affected and their legal representative and taken all necessary steps to reduce, as far as possible, the risk of this type of incident happening again.

"NHS England has also worked with the GPs and practice team from Tinkers Lane Surgery, reviewing processes and policies, and made changes to any areas that fell short of best practice, with particular regard to chaperone policies.
"This work continues with the practice to monitor and ensure that all changes are sustained and services delivered are of the highest standard."

Malaysian-born Bains, described as a "sexual predator", is believed to have used a Tieex 4GB Waterproof HD Spy Watch DVR to film up to 300 women at the surgery.
The watch has a built-in camera on the face - with simple on and off buttons to record - and can be bought on the internet for less than £60.
Bains, of Nyland Road in Swindon, was arrested at his surgery after a 17-year-old girl told officers she thought he was filming her as she showered.

Detectives discovered his wristwatch and recovered 361 high-quality video clips from his laptop.
Bains later admitted 39 charges - 13 of assault by penetration, 13 of voyeurism, 11 of sexual assault and two of sexual activity with a child - and asked for a further 65 to be taken into account.
The charges relate to serious offences committed against 32 women, aged between 14 and 51. He was placed on the sex offenders register indefinitely and given a sexual offences prevention order.
The 36-page report by NHS England found a senior GP at Tinkers Lane Surgery had concerns about Bains's attitude to patients but was unsure what to do about it.

It found: "The senior partner at the practice had ongoing concerns in relation to his colleague GP around his attitude to patients. However, that GP was providing what seemed to be plausible explanations.
"The senior partner was unclear where to take the professional concerns in terms of basic line management as well as safeguarding. The senior partner did raise this at an appraisal and discussed the concerns around the GP colleague but the advice given was inconclusive as to how to take matters further.

"It was not until the police became involved following a complaint from an individual outside the practice that the practice became aware of allegations against the GP. It is not possible to say whether the GP's alleged conduct would have been detected in some other way at the practice."

The report added that all other staff interviewed did not have any concerns and considered Bains "personable and popular within the practice".

Four areas where the practice could make improvements were identified in the report, which was undertaken in January when Bains was being investigated.
These were complaints, chaperoning patients for intimate examinations, reporting and investigating serious incidents of concerns, and supporting and protecting staff who wished to raise issues.
"The surgery has confirmed that all identified actions have been undertaken and have provided evidence to demonstrate this," the spokeswoman said.

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