GP banned after trying to bribe patient to withdraw complaint

The Brisbane doctor was duped by a second patient whom he paid $17,500 to persuade the woman to rescind her complaint, a tribunal hears

A ‘disgraceful’ GP who contracted a patient to bribe another patient to withdraw a complaint that he inappropriately touched her during a consultation has been banned for five years.

The Brisbane-based doctor was being investigated by the Medical Board of Australia over the 2011 incident when the patient offered to assist him “if anyone is giving you trouble”.

In response, the GP offered to compensate him for convincing the female patient to withdraw her complaint, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal wrote in findings