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It's no laughing matter at hospital; 60second briefing.

THE actions of a giggling doctor who inhaled "laughing gas" while on duty at a children's A& E ward potentially put the safety of patients at risk, a disciplinary panel has found.

The panel ruled the fitness to practise of Dr Jonathan Chahal was impaired because of his misconduct while working at Ormskirk District General Hospital.

He also persuaded seven nurses to inhale Entonox - frequently administered in childbirth to alleviate pain - at the same time as him. One of the occasions was described as an "Entonox party"
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 14, 2009
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