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Midlands GP investigated after 'asking Muslim mum to remove niqab' during appointment

Midlands GP investigated after 'asking Muslim mum to remove niqab' during appointment

Ban the Burqua
Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
18/05/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

A GP in the Midlands is being investigated by the General Medical Council after asking a Muslim mum to take off her niqab during an appointment. The 52-year-old claimed he politely asked her to take it off and that the woman allegedly "willingly agreed to the request" as the three of them sat alone in a consulting room. But half an hour later her husband arrived and she complained to NHS bosses about the incident.