Shamed Kirkcaldy GP removed from medical register

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A Kirkcaldy GP jailed for having indecent images of children has been removed from the medical register.

Dr Calum McGlone, who formerly practised at Kirkcaldy Health Centre, had his name formally erased at a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service tribunal which concluded yesterday.

He was not present or represented, and the hearing took place in his absence.

The hearing followed his conviction which saw him jailed for four years.

Dr McGlone was sentenced at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court last August for taking or permitting to be taken or making a number of indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children contrary to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. He was placed on the sex offenders register for life.

The offences, which were of the most serious kind, took place at his then home in Kirkcaldy between September and November 2016.

He was suspended from the medical register when they came to light.

The tribunal enquired into the allegation that Dr MacGlone’s fitness to practise is impaired by reason of his conviction.

At the end of his court hearing in Kirkcaldy, the sheriff said a custodial sentence was necessary following concerns that the level of risk he presented could not be properly managed in the community. He was also ordered to complete a behavioural programme formen convicted of sexual offences.

At that time MacGlone, who had no previous convictions, had left Kirkcaldy and was living in Hamilton.