Mr Daniel Hay, an obstetric and gynaecology consultant formerly employed by the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is no longer legally allowed to practice medicine in the UK. This comes as the General Medical Council (GMC) itself continues to investigate Mr Hay’s fitness to practise, which could see him removed from the medical register.

Mr Hay is currently under investigation for potentially causing harm to dozens of women.

Freeths has been contacted by over 40 women concerned about their care and treatment. Some common concerns include failure to discuss treatment options leading to potentially unnecessary invasive and life-changing surgery.  In addition to physical harm, many women have suffered a deterioration in their mental health caused by their ongoing problems following surgery.

Mr Hay, had already retired from medical practice due to mental health issues, but had retained his right to work as a medical professional. Should Mr Hay seek to regain his license, while he remains on the GMC register, he would be subject to a number of conditions including;

  1. Getting approval from the GMC before starting work in a non-NHS post or setting;
  2. Notifying the GMC (and others) if he is offered a job, at least 24 hours before starting the job;
  3. Not working in any locum or fixed term contract of less than 4 weeks duration;
  4. Informing the GMC if he is dismissed or is subject to disciplinary proceedings; and
  5. Being directly supervised in all posts by a clinical supervisor.

Naomi Solomon, Associate at Freeths has said;

“Women we have spoken to are understandably very concerned about treatment they have received and are keen to obtain answers and where appropriate compensation for the harm caused.  Freeths’ Clinical Negligence Team are looking to work collaboratively with the Trust in order to bring claims to a conclusion as swiftly and economically as possible.”

She also added; “We also recognise how difficult it can be for these women relieving traumatic events and have set up a support group to allow those affected or concerned about their treatment to share their experiences.”

If you have concerns about treatment provided by Mr Hay 

We act for a growing number of clients who have been treated by Mr Daniel Hay in the past. 

We have now agreed a Claims Handling Agreement (a method of funding cases) with the legal representatives of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. We also have concerns regarding women who have been treated by Mr Hay at other hospitals. We are ready to provide advice to anyone who thinks they may have been affected by treatment provided by Mr Hay at any other hospitals. 

We are continuing to take on new cases and so if you or your loved one have any concerns in relation to treatment that you have received from Mr Daniel Hay at any hospital, please call our local team for FREE initial advice: 0845 128 7996 

Alternatively you can contact us by email:

Karen Reynolds (Partner): karen.reynolds@freeths.co.uk

Siobhan Genever (Director): siobhan.genever@freeths.co.uk

Claire Cooper (Senior Associate): claire.cooper@freeths.co.uk

Naomi Solomon (Associate): naomi.solomon@freeths.co.uk

Supporting those affected: The SAFE group

Freeths have set up a private Support Group for women affected by treatment provided by Mr Daniel Hay. This is called the SAFE Group, as it offers support, answers, friendship, and empathy.

This group is open to women who have received treatment under Mr Daniel Hay. You do not need to pursue a claim, or be represented by Freeths LLP to join the support group.

For more information please contact the SAFE Group email:

Supportgroup@freeths.co.uk

Or the SAFE group telephone number: 01332 320184

For more information, please see the following news article via the following link:

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/derby-gynaecologist-barred-treating-women-5784826