Jonathan Humphries reports: A senior medic has been suspended after running a clinical trial using sensitive medical information without permission of his hospital. Miguel Martin Garcia, a band 8 physiotherapist at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, used patient consent forms headed with the trust’s branding and carted off boxes of patient records to a private practice. His decision to avoid the process of obtaining research approval, a process which would have taken three to four months, blew up in his face when he reported his own research data missing. Read more on Liverpool Echo.