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Doctor struck off for ‘sexually motivated conduct’ towards patient and housekeeper

PUBLISHED: 12:13 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:47 02 October 2018

A fomer King's Lynn doctor has been struck off following a tribunal. Picture: James Bass.

A fomer King's Lynn doctor has been struck off following a tribunal. Picture: James Bass.

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A doctor who practised in King’s Lynn has been struck off the medical register after allegations he exposed himself to a housekeeper and made sexual advances towards a patient.

A hearing by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) on Monday, September 24 found Dr Mohammad Ihsan removed his clothing apart from a towel around his waist while his female housekeeper, Ms A, was in his apartment on April 4, 2017.

It was determined by the MPTS that this amounted to unwanted sexual attention and was sexually motivated.

Ms A claimed Dr Ihsan, who had been working as a locum GP doctor in King’s Lynn at the time, had dropped the towel to the floor and made sexual gestures but these were found not proved by the tribunal.

This was the second case to come before a Medical Practitioners Tribunal relating to Dr Ihsan’s conduct. At his first hearing in September 2017, the MPTS found he had made sexual advances towards a patient, Patient B, who had visited her doctor for the contraceptive pill in July 7, 2016, while there were other patients waiting outside.

At the time he was working as a locum doctor at Dr Singh and Partners GP Surgery at the Church View Health Centre, South Kirby, West Yorkshire.

Dr Ihsan, who practices in the Huddersfield area, was subsequently suspended for nine months from November 2017.

Barrister Alan Jenkins, on behalf of Dr Ihsan, told the tribunal that Dr Ihsan apologised to Patient B for his behaviour.

In relation to the new matter, Mr Jenkins submitted that Dr Ihsan and Ms A knew each other well and that Dr Ihsan believed Ms A was interested in him.

Dr Ihsan said in his witness statement and in his oral evidence that he had asked Ms A if he could shower and that he did so in part to gauge Ms A’s reaction, and he left the door of the bathroom ajar knowing that she would be able to see him in the bathroom.

He then came out in to the open plan area wearing only a towel knowing that Ms A was still in the apartment going about her duties.

The tribunal concluded that the two adverse findings of sexually motivated conduct, on two occasions less than a year apart, demonstrated Dr Ihsan’s lack of appreciation of sexual boundaries.

Dr Ihsan’s name has been removed from the medical register.

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