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Groping psychiatrist struck off
A psychiatrist who kissed a vulnerable patient and groped her breasts has been struck off the medical register.

Dr Kayode Falodun led the woman, aged 20, from her ward to his private office at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

The 49-year-old from Moston hugged and touched her. He also sat the patient on his knee, bouncing her up and down.

A General Medical Council's fitness to practise panel in Manchester found Dr Falodun's practice had been impaired.

He had denied inappropriate, unprofessional and indecent conduct.

'Serious breach'

Panel chairwoman Judith Worthington told him on Friday: "The findings against you represent a serious breach of the principles and the standards of conduct that the public is entitled to expect from registered medical practitioners."

The patient, identified only as Miss A, was being treated by Dr Falodun for depression and post-traumatic stress when the incident occurred in February 2004.

During her evidence, given via videolink, Miss A said she had trusted the psychiatrist when he started treating her in October 2003.

She said: "He made me feel like I could trust somebody and talk to him.

"I thought he was a really nice doctor."

The panel said Dr Falodun's actions had been inappropriate and unprofessional, and there was a "significant risk" of repetition.

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