Medical Council

Graduate who completed degree early challenges Medical Council ruling

The High Court heard that Kwong Wing-kie was accepted to take the exam in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He failed on the first two occasions and did not sit for the third. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A graduate who finished his clinical medicine degree two years early has launched a High Court challenge to the Medical Council’s decision not to allow him to sit its licensing examination.

Thursday, 6 March, 2014, 12:48pm

Doctor found guilty by Medical Council over sexual remarks

Dr Tsoi Wing-sang appears for a disciplinary inquiry yesterday at the Medical Council in Wong Chuk Hang. Photo: Edward Wong

Dr Tsoi Wing-sang was found guilty by the Medical Council of professional misconduct after a 41-year-old former school teacher, known as Ms A, accused him of sexually harassing her.

3 Jun 2013 - 7:56am 1 comment

Health supplement chief guilty of misconduct

Dr Helen Chan Hei-ling

The Medical Council has removed the chief executive of a well known health supplement company from the doctor's General Register for one month after finding her guilty of misrepresenting her qualifications.

The sentence has been suspended for six months.

24 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

Medical Council's ban on note-taking at disciplinary hearings criticised

The Medical Council has been urged to abandon a regulation that bans the public from taking notes during its disciplinary hearings. A patients' group says the restriction - described by a leading barrister as tougher than rules in the courts - inhibits it from commenting on or taking follow-up action on cases.

30 Mar 2013 - 4:49am 1 comment

Patient 'told doctor she loved him'

Dr Barry Tsang Ka-hung. Photo: Nora Tam

Dr Barry Tsang Ka-hung denied the woman's claim that they had sex five times during 2009. He said they had never had a relationship, and had only ever been doctor and patient, and insurance broker and client.

28 Jan 2013 - 6:36am

Doctor had sex with patient in his clinic, Medical Council inquiry hears

A married doctor allegedly had sex with a woman patient - twice in his clinic - after claiming to be divorced, a Medical Council inquiry heard yesterday.

Dr Barry Tsang Ka-hung also sold the woman insurance in breach of the profession's code of conduct after saying that he had money problems, the disciplinary inquiry was told.

Tsang denies the allegations.

2 Jan 2013 - 4:00am

Warning for doctor who removed salivary gland instead of tumour

A surgeon with 33 years of clinical experience who mistakenly removed a patient's salivary gland instead of a tumour escaped with a reprimand yesterday.

The patient - who now has problems producing saliva and was severely distressed after the blunder more than four years ago - was not happy with the Medical Council's decision.

3 Dec 2012 - 6:24am 1 comment

Doctor banned by Medical Council for secret photos of women patients

Dr Christopher Tong Yung-man at the hearing. Photo: Nora Tam

A private doctor was found guilty of professional misconduct and permanently deregistered after he secretly took pictures of six women patients and improperly touched the breasts and private parts of five of them.

It is the harshest penalty yet handed down by the Medical Council, the profession's ruling body.

5 Nov 2012 - 5:45am

Ease limits on overseas doctors for patients' sake

Private doctors are staunch advocates of free enterprise and choice. They are also formidable keepers of a closed shop, under the banner of upholding medical standards. The result is that although 60 per cent of our doctors work in private practice, public hospitals that treat up to 90 per cent of patients are now short about 200 doctors.

6 Oct 2012 - 3:18am

Medical Council can be more open on licensing HK doctors who trained abroad

The discussion on limited registration for Hong Kong citizens who have trained in respected medical schools abroad has gone quiet but it has not and must not be allowed to go away.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Doctors go to court over disciplinary decision

The Medical Association is taking the unusual step of seeking to challenge in court a refusal by the Medical Council to review the decision of a disciplinary inquiry.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Medical watchdog reforms overdue

Public confidence in our doctors hinges on their high professionalism and a credible system to handle complaints. While the medical treatments given to patients in Hong Kong are generally among the world's finest, the channels for redress in case of medical blunders and malpractices still leaves a lot to be desired.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the story headlined 'Hospital boss to step down after eight years' on A3 yesterday, it stated that 11 non-local doctors have been hired and assigned to limited practice. It should have said nine of the 11 non-local doctors hired by the Hospital Authority have been assigned to limited practice. The other two are awaiting approval from the Medical Council.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Louis Shih ousted from Medical Council

Dermatologist Dr Louis Shih Tai-cho lost his seat on the Medical Council after being a member for 13 years.

Shih gained 1,010 votes in an election, but lost out to newcomer Dr Patrick Li Chung-ki, a public hospital doctor, who got 1,284 votes. The other two contenders, Dr Tse Hung-hing and Dr Cheung Chi-man, won re-election with 1,606 and 1,166 votes respectively.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Medical Council should be more than a trade body

In order to alleviate the persistent manpower shortages at public hospitals, the Hospital Authority has decided to hire overseas doctors as a stop-gap measure. The authority recently submitted nine applications to the Medical Council for vetting. But the evaluation of three of the applications has been postponed because of insufficient data about the applicants' work experience.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am