John Paul Featherstone
Berkshire doctor John Paul Featherstone has been accused of browsing porn while at workGetty

A Berkshire doctor has been accused of repeatedly watching pornography at work while a child he was caring for was nearby.

Sandhurst GP John Paul Featherstone allegedly intermittently watched pornography at a doctors' practice between May 2007 and May 2011.

Appearing today at a closed-door medical practitioners' tribunal in Manchester, a fitness to practise panel is deciding whether to strike Featherstone off the General Medical Council register.

As well as watching explicit content, it is also claimed Featherstone saved a file containing pornographic images to the 'favourites' folder on a computer, posing the risk that children could view the content.

Detailing the allgeations, the Medical Practitioners' Tribunal Service said: "The panel will inquire into the allegation that, from around May 2007 to May 2011, Dr Featherstone failed to maintain appropriate boundaries when he repeatedly viewed pornography whilst at work.

"It is further alleged that he failed to maintain boundaries when he viewed pornographic and indecent images on a personal computer whilst looking after child A, and when he saved a file containing pornographic images to the 'favourites' folder of the hard drive on the computer so that there was a risk that the images might be viewed by children.

"It is also alleged that he failed to maintain appropriate boundaries in his behaviour towards child A and child B."

"In addition, it is alleged that during an interview with Social Services to discuss concerns Dr Featherstone made an untrue statement and his conduct was misleading, intending to mislead and dishonest."

The hearing is set to last until 20 June.