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“Touchy-feely” psychiatrist is suspended for six months

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 11 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6462
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A psychiatrist whose “touchy-feely” advances led five female colleagues to complain about him has been suspended from the UK medical register for six months.

James Ugbo’s “unwelcome, flirtatious comments and unnecessary and unwanted physical contact” over a two year period from 2015 to 2017 at Elmleigh psychiatric hospital near Portsmouth had breached his female colleagues’ trust, said Rob Ward, chairing the medical practitioners tribunal.

“The tribunal found that this …

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