GP cant see women without chaperone after sex assault allegation

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GP cant see women without chaperone after sex assault allegation

WESSEX NEWS AGENCY email news@britishnews.co.uk mobile 07501 221880 Jim Hardy The only GP at a town centre surgery has been ordered not to see women patients unless he has a chaperone present. Dr Prakashchandra Jain, 69, the sole doctor at Askam Surgery, was arrested in August after an allegation of sexual assault was made to police. He was later released under investigation and since then he has not returned to work at the surgery in Askham-in-Furness, Cumbria. The surgery

Dr Prakashchandra Jain, 69, the sole doctor at Askam Surgery, was arrested in August after an allegation of sexual assault (Picture: Wessex News)

A GP is no longer allowed to see female patients without a chaperone after an allegation of sexual assault.

Dr Prakashchandra Jain, 69, was arrested last month and has not returned to work since he was released by police under investigation.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has now imposed temporary conditions on Dr Jain following a tribunal on Wednesday.

Restrictions include a ban on seeing female patients without a chaperone unless it is a life-threatening emergency.

He must log every consultation with a female patient and get it signed by the chaperone.

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Dr Jain, reportedly the sole doctor at Askam Surgery in Askam-in-Furness, Cumbria, must also inform the General Medical Council of any job he accepts.

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Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group said Dr Jain is currently unable to provide patient care, but the surgery remains Read More – Source