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Stoke-on-Trent GP struck off for ‘deplorable’ conduct
Feb

28

2014

Stoke-on-Trent GP struck off for ‘deplorable’ conduct

Stoke-on-Trent GP struck off for ‘deplorable’ conduct

A GP who was cheap jerseys found guilty of serious misconduct after telling a patient the devil was “having a go” at her has been struck off the medical register.

Thomas O’Brien, who worked at a health centre in Stoke-on-Trent, was deemed “a risk to the public” after using his Test position to influence a vulnerable woman’s religious beliefs.

Dr O’Brien had not shown any insight into wholesale mlb jerseys his actions, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found.

He has 28 days to lodge an appeal.

The doctor had told his patient, known as patient A and who was physically and mentally vulnerable, that psychiatry was dangerous and she should stop seeing her consultant.

He also retuned her bedroom television into an evangelical channel and said his wife, a faith-healer, could cure illness without the use of medication.

‘Deep-seated problems’

They visited the patient in her home and said artefacts her husband had brought home from foreign trips, such as ebony figurines, were “devil’s items” and were on an “occult list” of objects to avoid.

The chairman of the panel, Prof Tim Hendra, said Dr O’Brien demonstrated “harmful, deep-seated personality or attitudinal problems” and “repeatedly breached professional boundaries”.

Dr O’Brien, who was not present at the hearing, submitted a written statement in which he said: “Maybe patient A has no mental problems cheap jerseys China or psychotic illness, but likes telling lies for effect, and enjoys inventing and twisting stories cheap jerseys to harm others?”.

Prof Hendra said: “Dr O’Brien shows no insight or empathy towards patient A but has rather adopted a combative approach which is entirely unjustified and unacceptable.

“The panel is in no doubt that conduct such as this is completely this inappropriate and would be viewed as deplorable by the general public world! and the profession.”

No-one at Apsley Surgery, part of the Corbridge Health Centre, was available for comment.

This Article was orginally featured in BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-30979727