GP cleared of misconduct over nightclub sex with patient

The tribunal accepted that the GP did not immediately recognise the woman.

A GP has been cleared of professional misconduct for having sex with a patient in a nightclub toilet, with a tribunal finding he did not recognise her until they became intimate.

Throughout a five-year legal saga, the Melbourne GP maintained that he had only recognised his patient part way through sex in the disabled toilet of St Kilda’s Hotel Esplanade in 2019.