‘His ac­tions fell be­low ex­pected stan­dards’

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very strik­ing. Events which demon­strated in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­iour in terms of vi­o­lat­ing ver­bal and phys­i­cal bound­aries to­wards women were doc­u­mented in 1999, 2010 and 2011.

“Dr Ag­gar­wal came be­fore a GMC Com­mit­tee in 1999 and be­fore a Fit­ness to Prac­tise Panel in 2010.

“This lat­ter hear­ing was as a re­sult of a con­vic­tion for sex­ual as­sault on two fe­male pa­tients in 2009.

“The Panel par­tic­u­larly mis­con­duct. Doc­tors have a duty to act with hon­esty and in­tegrity, not only in pa­tient care.

“In the panel’s judge­ment, Dr Ag­gar­wal’s ac­tions fell far be­low the stan­dard of con­duct ex­pected of a reg­is­tered med­i­cal prac­ti­tioner and amounted to se­ri­ous mis­con­duct.”

The shamed doc­tor’s name will be erased from the med­i­cal reg­is­ter in 28 days, sub­ject to ap­peal.

The medic was not present or rep­re­sented at the hear­ing.

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