Arrested GP back at work
A DOCTOR who was arrested on suspicion of murdering one of his patients has returned to work. Dr Paul Stewart Davis is still under police investigation after questions were raised about the death of 86-year-old George Letch.
A DOCTOR who was arrested on suspicion of murdering one of his patients has returned to work.
Dr Paul Stewart Davis is still under police investigation after questions were raised about the death of 86-year-old George Letch.
The widower, who lived alone in Sible Hedingham, died on December 9 last year.
Following concerns about Mr Letch's death, Dr Davis, who practices at the Castle Hedingham Surgery, was arrested in October.
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He was later released on police bail, but the 51-year-old, who lives at the Old Rectory in Belchamp Otten, near Sudbury, volunteered to stop practicing until a General Medical Council (GMC) investigation was complete.
Dr Davis has been flooded with support letters from his patients since the news broke and has thanked them in a note in the surgery's window.
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And after the GMC gave him the green light to carry on he has returned to work at the surgery in Falcon Square.
A spokeswoman for the General Medical Council said they would still be following the course of the police investigation.
She said: “Dr Paul Stewart Davis has a full registration and there are no restrictions on his registration at the moment.
“However, we are aware that there are concerns about Dr Davis and we are awaiting the outcome of the criminal process.”
Dr Paul Zollinger-Reed, chief executive of the Witham, Braintree and Halstead NHS Care Trust, said: “He is practicing again. We conducted our own investigation into the question of him practicing and were satisfied, together with the result of the GMC enquiry, that he could practice again.”
Dr Davis is currently on police bail while investigations continue and is set to return to a police station in the New Year.