A doctor who shared an ‘intimate’ picture of a colleague without the person’s consent has been allowed to continue practising medicine.
Dr Adam Luke Brown was also found to have had ‘sexual relations’ with a fellow worker on the premises of an NHS Trust after a full investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC).
He first ‘shared an intimate/sexual photograph’ of a colleague on an occasion between April and June 2020, the medical watchdog said.
Dr Brown then ‘had sexual relations with a colleague on Trust premises’ on July 12, 2020, according to a formal warning added by the GMC to the emergency medic’s registration.
The notice reads: ‘This behaviour does not meet with the standards required of a doctor. It risks bringing the profession into disrepute and it must not be repeated. The required standards are set out in good medical practice and associated guidance.’
Dr Brown was also warned: ‘You must treat colleagues fairly and with respect.’
The incidents took place when Dr Brown was employed at North Bristol NHS Trust.
He is currently registered with a licence to practise and working at Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
The body confirmed this week that the doctor is currently employed there but declined to give any further details.
Dr Brown’s registration shows he qualified at the University of Birmingham as a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in July 2000.
He appears on the specialist register as a doctor in emergency medicine.
A spokesperson for North Bristol NHS Trust said: ‘This individual no longer works at the Trust.
‘When we were made aware of these issues we took appropriate steps.’
Dr Brown’s registration now lists the warning and states: ‘This doctor may work at any grade in the NHS including consultant.’
The GMC aims to protect patients and improve medical practice by setting standards and taking action where they are not met.
A spokesperson said: ‘After carrying out a full investigation we issued Dr Brown with a formal warning, which he accepted.
‘The warning will be publicly available for two years until February 2025.’
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