Chris Gillespie Successfully Defends GP Accused of Improper Sexual Relationship with Former Patient
The GMC brought misconduct proceedings against a GP in private practice who had begun a sexual relationship with a former patient with whom she had a child and to whom she was now engaged. Chris Gillespie successfully argued before the MPTS that the doctor/patient relationship had been sufficiently brief and that the gap between the end of the professional relationship and the beginning of the personal relationship sufficiently long that the doctor’s actions were not improper and did not constitute misconduct. The doctor received a warning for inappropriately accessing the former patient’s records on one occasion.
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