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Doctor who was once struck off said teenager was 'obese' and 'stank of cigarettes'

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A DOCTOR who was once struck off is under investigation, after claims she called a teenage girl "obnoxious", "grossly obese" and complained she "stank of cigarettes" after treating her for suspected shingles.

Dr Salma Uddin, who previously owned Kenley care home Little Hayes, is now practising in Suffolk – three years after having her medical licence revoked for 'dishonesty' and pursuing a bullying vendetta against a member of staff.

The recent complaint about Dr Uddin has come from the parents of Shannen Manning, 19, who was taken to Ipswich Hospital A&E department last Friday night (November 14) when a rash – which her GP the day before had suspected was a result of shingles – worsened.

Shannen's mum Rachel Holdsworth said Dr Uddin dismissed her rash as a "case of acne".

On Monday, the Sainsbury's worker was taken back to her regular GP who produced a report by Dr Uddin she said she didn't want her daughter to see.

The report, seen by the Advertiser, states that Shannen was a "foul-mouthed/obnoxious individual", "grossly obese" and "stank of cigarettes".

Ms Holdsworth, 40, said: "I am livid with this. Our jaws were just on the floor when we read those comments.

"Luckily Shannen has been brought up quite broad-shouldered and to remember the whole 'sticks and stone won't break your bones' thing."

In regards to the barb about her weight, Ms Holdsworth said: "She's not stick thin and she's probably classed as overweight but she's normally a size 14.

"She hasn't got any issues with the way she looks."

Ms Holdsworth also alleges that Dr Uddin had refused to go anywhere near her daughter and "barely looked" when she pulled her top up to show the rash.

Since visiting her GP again in Ipswich on Monday, it has been confirmed Shannen does not have shingles but instead has a blood infection.

Ms Holdsworth said: "She said it was just acne but how could Shannen have a 40 degree temperature if it was just that?

"We had described her symptoms to someone over the phone on the 111 line and they had said we should go to an out-of-hours doctor.

"You don't go to the hospital late at night for fun."

Dr Uddin now works for the Suffolk GP Out of Hours Service, run by Care UK.

Dr Jon Craig, regional medical director for Care UK, said on Wednesday: "I can confirm we have very recently received a complaint regarding one of our out-of-hours GPs.

"We take all complaints seriously and, in line with our robust governance procedures, this complaint will be promptly and fully investigated, after which we will report back to the patient with our findings and details of any action to be taken."

Doctor who was once struck off said teenager was 'obese' and 'stank of cigarettes'


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