Our source was concerned that anyone who has a conviction for downloading child pornography should not be allowed to work with the public, particularly in the medical field.
The doctor was allowed to work with conditions set in place but the whistleblower felt that this was not acceptable.
PAEDO DOC GETS TOP JOB
Paedophile doctor paid six-figure salary for consultant job at Barnsley Hospital despite conviction for child sex abuse images
Dr Philip McAndrew has been allowed to work by the General Medical Council after having to quit a job at an Irish hospital when his 1998 conviction emerged there.
A PAEDOPHILE doctor has been working in a hospital despite a conviction for having child sex abuse pictures.
Dr Philip McAndrew is a consultant and has been allowed to work under eight conditions set by the General Medical Council.
These include being overseen by a supervisor but none of the rules appear to relate specifically to contact with kids.
A source alerted us to the married dad’s six-figure salary job at Barnsley Hospital and branded it a “disgrace”.
They added: “A lot of people don’t know about his past and they should be warned. Some of the staff are very unhappy about it.”
Child protection expert and ex-cop Mark Williams-Thomas said: “The GMC and hospital should not be allowing it.
“I don’t care what conditions he is under. Does he have a chaperone 24 hours a day?”
Radiologist McAndrew, 56, was working at the Victoria Hospital in Fife when his house was raided by police.
He admitted possessing the images, described by his own lawyer as “revolting”, when he appeared in court in 1998.
He changed his plea in a legal argument on the computer photos but was convicted.
McAndrew, fined £1,500 but not jailed, had to quit a job at an Irish hospital when his conviction emerged there.
He is believed to have split from first wife Susan, 65, with whom he has a grown-up son, and now has a ten-year-old girl and three-year-old boy with second wife Caroline, 41.