Is enough being done to stamp out sexual misconduct in general practice?

Cases remain rare, but GPs are among the most likely specialists to be accused of sexual misconduct, says Associate Professor Marie Bismark

GPs are more likely than any other specialists besides psychiatrists to be accused of sexual misconduct, new figures show.

Associate Professor Marie Bismark.

Some 655 doctors and 512 other registered practitioners were reported to AHPRA or a state health complaints commission for alleged sexual misconduct between 2011 and 2016.

Of those, 297 were GPs — meaning about 1.1% of the specialty was subject to a complaint in that time, according to a