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GP who squeezed and stroked girl’s breasts unnecessarily is struck off

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 07 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k605
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A GP has been ordered to be struck off the UK medical register after a medical practitioners tribunal found that he had stroked and squeezed the breasts of a 16 year old girl during a consultation over her recent missed periods.

Jonathan Raphael, 65, a former England rugby player who captained Northampton Saints, examined first the patient’s abdomen and then her breasts at the consultation in May 2014. Later that day she went to the police, who did …

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