‘Half of family doctors want sex with patients’

Half of family doctors want the freedom to have a relationship with a patient, according to a new survey.One in six doctors (GPs) thinks it is acceptable to have sex with one of their own patients, says the survey, while 48 per cent think it is OK to do so if the patient changes doctor.

Although there are very strict rules to prevent doctors exploiting those in their care, these findings suggest that many GPs would like to see the rules relaxed.

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The poll of 282 doctors, carried out by GPs’ magazine Pulse, shows that General Medical Council guidelines do not fit with the attitudes of practitioners.

When asked whether they would support a doctor’s relationship with a patient, so long as the patient moved practices, only 28 per cent said they would not, with nearly half saying that they would.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2015390/Half-GPs-think-allowed-sex-patients.html#ixzz1TBdx9mtS

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