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No comment from RPSGB on Elizabeth Lee investigation

The prospect of further disciplinary action against Elizabeth Lee still remains unclear with the RPSGB refusing to comment on whether it will investigate the former locum.

Mrs Lee was handed a suspended jail sentence for a dispensing error by the Old Bailey earlier this month.

The Society has said it will be required to deal with the matter under its regulatory responsibilities.

However, the RPSGB said it could not comment on whether this would involve disciplinary proceedings.

The Society also refused to give a deadline by which the organisation will have made a decision on whether to investigate or not.

Society rules dictate criminal convictions that lead to a suspended sentence are referred to the organisation’s disciplinary committee.

Such referrals only take place when the registrar has completed any necessary investigations appropriate to the allegation, RPSGB rules state.

Mrs Lee resigned from the register immediately after her dispensing error came to light. However, the former locum remains on the non-practising register, the RPSGB confirmed.

Mrs Lee can therefore still face disciplinary proceedings if the Society decides to take action. 

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