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GP who had “wholly inappropriate” relations with patient is struck off

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 16 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4798
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A GP who engaged in a “wholly inappropriate” sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient has been struck off the UK medical register by a High Court judge, after the General Medical Council successfully appealed against a decision to suspend him for 12 months.1

A medical practitioners tribunal suspended Robert Stone, 62, for the maximum 12 months in August 2016. At a review hearing in August 2017 the tribunal decided that his fitness to practise was …

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