Peterborough GP 'had relationship with patient'

A Peterborough GP had a relationship with one of his patients over five years, a medical tribunal has heard.

It is alleged that Terence Burley "pursued and engaged" in the relationship between 2003 and 2008.

He also failed to adequately assess eight patients, the hearing was told.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, sitting at Manchester, will look at whether the allegations are proven and amount to misconduct and "deficient medical performance".

In relation to the eight patients, seen between 1999 and 2009, it is alleged he failed to provide or arrange adequate investigations, failed to refer the patients to a consultant for a specialist opinion, and did not have sufficient clinical evidence to support his diagnosis.

Dr Burley is also accused of inappropriately prescribing for these patients and not making clear, accurate and legible records for them.

Between 2006 and 2008, he allegedly made numerous misleading and dishonest statements in documentation in relation to two patients.

The hearing, which began on Monday, is expected to last five weeks.

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