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Psychiatrist admits making sexual advances to medical students he tutored

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 15 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5009
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A consultant psychiatrist who admitted abusing his position as a tutor to make inappropriate and sexually motivated advances to three medical students at the University of Liverpool has had conditions imposed on his practice for nine months by a medical practitioners’ tribunal.

Vinesh Narayan, a clinical and undergraduate tutor for the Mersey Deanery in addition to his consultant post with 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, made comments implying that the students’ marks might depend on pleasing him.

In 2013 and 2014 complaints were made by two female students in the third year and one in the second year, alleging that Narayan had sent them suggestive text messages, arranged to discuss work in pubs, …

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