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GP struck off after fathering a child with a patient

5 December 2007

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The General Medical Council (GMC) has struck off a GP who fathered a child with a patient and then had an affair with another woman at his surgery in Wales.

Dr Oladapo Idowu began a relationship with the mother of his child in 2003 while she was a patient at St David’s Clinic in Newport, South Wales.

After she gave birth, he told her not to name the baby after him. He then began a second affair with another patient whom he met in a nightclub in the town.

He was suspended in July 2005, but proceeded to take another job with Primecare, an independent out-of-hours service, claiming he believed he was only barred from working in Gwent.

Dr Idowu was found guilty of dishonest and inappropriate behaviour, and abusing his professional position, by a Fitness to Practise Panel sitting in Manchester.

The panel stated: “The panel views his abuse of position and breach of confidentiality in the most serious light.

“The panel is seriously concerned about Dr Idowu’s failure to maintain appropriate boundaries with patients and about his exploitation of two vulnerable women.

“The panel is not satisfied the doctor has any insight into his failings and is concerned that there is a significant risk he would repeat this behaviour.”


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