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GP is allowed to practise again after affair with patient

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 12 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5129
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A GP who was struck off six years ago for having an affair with a vulnerable patient has been allowed to practise again.

Keith Fraser, now aged 59, admitted to an emotional and sexual relationship lasting from three and a half to four years with a patient he was treating for anxiety and depression at his GP practice in Bradford, West Yorkshire. He has not practised medicine for seven years, but a panel at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service concluded that it was “neither necessary nor proportionate to further deprive the public …

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