George Osborne's brother Adam has admitted having sex with vulnerable patient

Dr Adam Osborne has admitted he had an 'irresponsible' emotional and sexual relationship with the woman

Caroline Mortimer
Tuesday 09 February 2016 01:13
Dr Osborne admitted having an "inappropriate" emotional and sexual relationship with his patient
Dr Osborne admitted having an "inappropriate" emotional and sexual relationship with his patient

The psychiatrist brother of Chancellor George Osborne is facing charges of misconduct after he admitted having sex with a vulnerable patient in his care.

Dr Adam Osborne appeared before the Medicial Practitioners Tribunal Service disciplinary panel on Monday after he admitted engaging in an “inappropriate” emotional and sexual relationship with the woman between February 2011 and late 2014.

The woman, referred to as Patient A, had a history of mental ill health.

Dr Osborne admitted that he knew, or ought to have known, that the woman was a vulnerable patient because of her mental health history.

He admitted to sending inappropriate emails to Patient A between February 2014 and 2015 asking her to withdraw her complaint to the General Medical Council (GMC) against him.

He also admitted making threats to her and her family if she did not withdraw the complaint and accusing her of seducing him.

This is not the first time Dr Osborne, who is currently suspended from practicing medicine, has been in trouble with the GMC since he qualified in 2004.

He was suspended for six months in 2010 after he was found to be writing false prescriptions for a girlfriend, a family member and an escort while working as a psychiatry trainee at a hospital in Manchester.

The GMC found that he had “behaved dishonestly” after attempting to acquire anti-psychotic medication for a cocaine addict who he had been seeing while his partner was away.

He was also disciplined for prescribing contraceptive pills to his then girlfriend now wife Rahala Noor and an anti-smoking drug to an unnamed family member.

The tribunal ruled his behaviour, which related to incidents between June 2006 and May 2008, impaired his fitness to practise.

The current hearing is due to last 10 days.

Additional reporting by PA

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