‘Eat chocs and s**g’ physio is struck off

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A PHYS­IO­THER­A­PIST who told a col­league to go home, “eat choco­late and have a s**g” has been struck off.

Robyn Wilkin­son made the in­sen­si­tive com­ment to a sob­bing hos­pi­tal worker on a ward dur­ing vis­it­ing time at her hos­pi­tal.

It was one of many “un­pro­fes­sional and wil­ful” in­ci­dents, the Health Pro­fes­sions Coun­cil heard.

Wilkin­son, who did not at­tend the hear­ing, was found guilty of mis­con­duct in re­la­tion to a string of charges while work­ing as a team leader at Mil­ton Keynes Hos­pi­tal Acute Stroke Unit.

She has since started a new ca­reer and claimed her be­hav­iour was sparked by stress.

The panel heard how she taunted a locum physio in 2009, ask­ing her what was wrong when she saw her cry­ing.

When the wo­man told her she didn’t want to talk about it, Wilkin­son asked her if she was preg­nant, had mis­car­ried or whether her mum had died.

She then told her to go home “have some choco­late and a shag.”

Of 28 al­le­ga­tions of mis­con­duct be­tween against Wilkin­son, of Mil­ton Keynes, 15 were found proved. Her fit­ness to prac­tise was found to be im­paired and she was struck off.

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