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GP is accused of blurring roles of landlord and doctor

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2763 (Published 28 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2763
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A GP who owned a string of properties that he let to his patients faces allegations at the General Medical Council that he failed to separate his responsibilities to them as their landlord from his duties to them as their doctor.

Ian Hunter, who was a singlehanded GP in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, is also accused of having a sexual relationship with his practice manager, Dawn Best, who was a patient and lived in one of his properties rent free.

Dr Hunter was suspended from practice on an interim basis two years ago after Ms Best, …

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