A prominent children’s pediatric neurologist with the NHS has been accused of snorting cocaine prior to going on call. Along with the cocaine, he reportedly took a popular date rape drug as well. The entire incident was caught on video, showing him measure out the cocaine, and saying, “looking good” prior to sniffing the line. The doctor was with a companion in the kitchen area at the time, and was heard talking to the second party about other drugs such as crystal meth.
Dr. Colin Ferrie is a consultant pediatric neurologist with the Leeds General Infirmary, where he was on call after snorting the cocaine and ingesting Gamma-hydroybutrate (GHB), a drug commonly used as a date rape drug, which slows down the nervous system. Presumably, he took the GHB to counteract the effects of the cocaine. Dr. Ferrie was heard on the recording talking to a second party about the drugs, even asking him if he had ever taken “Tina,” a street name for crystal meth, according to the International Business Times.
“Have you ever done Tina? I would love to do Tina with you one time. It is methamphetamine. Two days later, you still feel it,”
Just an hour after being recorded, Dr. Ferrie was seen out in the hospital on call, performing his duties. The Telegraph and Argus reported that Dr. Ferrie does work all over the world and has an eminent presence in his field.
The Leeds General Infirmary has stated that they take claims of drug use very seriously and have asked Dr. Ferrie not to come to work, although they have stated that he is not suspended at this time. They also shared that their concern for their patients is a top priority.
“We would like to take this opportunity to reassure people that patient safety is our main priority. All members of staff are expected to behave in a professional and appropriate manner at all times.”
The fate of Dr. Colin Ferrie’s career is not yet known, but is under careful investigation. He is considered an expert on childhood epilepsy, holding several international and national posts. Therefore, his insight into the field is highly coveted. Colleagues have shown their support by stating he keeps his personal life private and is a good man. They are stating that they will be supportive of him and will encourage him as the event runs its course.
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