NHS worker fired after using spy-cam to film patients and own family in toilet

An NHS consultant has been sacked after secretly recording patients, colleagues and members of his own family in the toilet.

Dr Mark McClure used hidden mobile phones in a hospital, a private clinic and his own home so he could watch people get undressed.

The 52 year old radiologist admitted to recording people for his own sexual gratification as he positioned cameras in air vents, using wet toilet paper to secure them.

The creepy doc, whp was caught carrying out the covert recordings twice has been slammed by the Medical Practitioners' Tribunal Service (MPTS) for 'abusing his position of trust' as a highly regarded consultant.

McClure secretly recorded people on the toilet in several locations in Northern Ireland including Craigavon Area Hospital, where he worked for the NHS, Hillsborough Private Clinic, where he worked as a private doctor, his own home, and hotels.

At Hillsborough Private Clinic, McClure put his phone in the air vent of a unisex toilet which was used by both staff and patients.

The disgraced doctor positioned his phone pointing towards the toilet, securing it in place by using wet toilet paper, and left it on record.

McClure's actions in 2015 were discovered by the nursing staff at the clinic and he was later arrested then convicted in court in 2017, escaping jail at Lisburn Magistrates' Court in Northern Ireland with a probation order.

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However, following subsequent searches of McClure's devices, it emerged he had more recordings of victims at other locations from 2014, before his original offences.

Last year McClure was jailed for nine months in light of the discovery of the older recordings.

At the MPTS hearing, tribunal chair Chitra Karve said his behaviour was 'premeditated,' 'calculated' and had 'breached the fundamental tenets of the medical profession.'

Ms Karve added: "In the circumstances, the tribunal determined that the only appropriate sanction, in this case, was one of erasure.

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"The Tribunal was of the view that Dr McClure's actions had the potential for an adverse impact on the standing of the medical profession as a whole.

"Specifically, Dr McClure had abused his position of trust in recording and/or attempting to record victims in a clinical environment."

Ms Karve also said she was 'concerned' that some of the recordings were in a hospital environment in which patients could have been recorded.

McClure admitted during the tribunal that he would be sexually aroused seeing some of the victims undressed.

The defendant pleaded to keep his job saying that he would only work from home as a doctor and not in a hospital.

McClure provided the tribunal with evidence of his record of good practice and claimed he offended during a stressful time but had since learnt better coping strategies.

But the tribunal was 'concerned' by this as the allegations he faced were not linked to his clinical practice and the tribunal found it to be 'further evidence of his lack of insight into his offending behaviour.'

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