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Cleared GP asks police to investigate patient for perverting course of justice

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6836 (Published 13 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6836
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A GP who was cleared of sexual misconduct by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service after a three year saga during which he was prevented from working has asked police to investigate the patient who filed the complaint for perverting the course of justice.

Edouard Yaacoub told the BMJ that the General Medical Council had ruined his life by subjecting him to the fitness to practise ordeal, during which the woman gave eight different accounts of events.

Yaacoub, who worked as a salaried GP in London and for Westcall, an out of hours locum service in Reading, Berkshire, visited Patient A twice on 17 January 2010 after she phoned Westcall to say …

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