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George Osborne’s brother struck off after affair with vulnerable patient

George Osborne’s psychiatrist brother has been struck off after a two-year relationship with a vulnerable patient he had been treating for anxiety and depression.

A medical tribunal found that the behaviour of Dr Adam Osborne was “profoundly unacceptable” and ruled that his fitness to practise was impaired by reason of misconduct.

The hearing, which began in Manchester on Monday, heard that when Osborne ended the relationship last February, the woman – referred to as Patient A – tried to kill herself days later.

Dr Nigel Callaghan, the chair of the medical tribunal, ruled on Thursday that Osborne had “showed a blatant disregard for the fundamental tenets of the medical profession” and should be struck off the medical register.

Osborne’s behaviour was “fundamentally incompatible” with the medical profession and there was a risk that he would reoffend, Callaghan said.

Patient A had been under Osborne’s care at a private practice in central London between February 2011 and late 2014.

When Patient A made a complaint to the General Medical Council (GMC), Osborne begged her to retract it, telling her in threatening emails over a 10-day period that it would “destroy” his family, adding: “I will make sure you pay.”

Read more in The Guardian.

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