Middle-aged GP deregistered for sexual misconduct

He had a relationship with a suicidal, alcohol-dependent patient

A British GP who started a “wholly inappropriate” sexual relationship with a suicidal and alcohol-dependent patient has been struck off the UK medical register.

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At a tribunal hearing, his psychiatrist claimed that the 62-year old doctor was in “an abnormal state of mind” at the time and was not sexually predatory. 

The GP was allowed to keep his job and practise without restrictions until the General Medical Council successfully appealed against the decision

A High Court judge found the tribunal placed too much weight on evidence from the psychiatrist and ordered that the