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Dr Adam Osborne, the younger brother of UK Chancellor George Osborne has admitted that he had sex with a vulnerable patient under his care, a General Medical Council disciplinary panel heard. This is not the first time the doctor has been hauled before the GMC.
Dr Osborne, who is currently suspended from practice by the GMC had admitted that he had engaged in an "inappropriate" emotional and sexual relationship with a woman despite the fact that he was her private psychiatrist. The woman, who was referred to only as Patient A, has been under Dr Osborne's care between February 2011 and late 2014. She had a history of mental ill health.
That is not all. He has also admitted to sending inappropriate emails between 14 February 2015 and 24 February 2015 to Patient A, requesting that she withdraw her complaint to the GMC against him. He also threatened her if she did not withdraw the complaint. The emails also contained an accusation that she had seduced him, The Guardian reports.
In 2010, Dr Osborne was suspended from practising medicine for six months for writing fraudulent prescriptions for a girlfriend, a family member and an escort girl while he was a psychiatry trainee at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester. In that incident, the GMC found that Osborne had tried to obtain antipsychotic medication for a cocaine-addicted woman who he had been seeing while his partner was away.
Dr Osborne, who qualified as a doctor in 2004, did not attend the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service hearing in Manchester on the latest ethics breach. The hearing is scheduled for 10 days.