Trainee who used escort while on call is suspended for 10 months

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 23 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1719
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A trainee anaesthetist who had sex with an escort in a hospital room, while on call at a maternity hospital, has been suspended from the UK medical register for 10 months.

Rupert Pemsel, 32, who arranged for the sex worker to visit him at the hospital in December 2013 after viewing internet porn, indulged in “deplorable and morally reprehensible” behaviour, a medical practitioners tribunal declared.

The tribunal considered striking the married father of two off the register but took into account that he was committed to continuing to practise medicine, “and it …

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