UK-based Nigerian Doctor Suspended For Sending Love Text Messages, Phone Calls, Flowers To A Patient
London-based Nigerian Medical Doctor, Chizoba Christopher Uzoh, a GP at Murdishaw Health Centre in Runcorn, has been banned for 12 months for pestering one of his female patients with romantic messages and sending flowers to her home.
“I saw you and I liked you and thought maybe we could go on a date. I am single and looking for a serious relationship and not intending to mess about.”
“I’ve been feeling like a school boy meeting a girl he fancied for the first time. I haven’t felt this way in a while. I hope it would be possible to make you mine someday.”
“My heart is pure, I care, I hope it would be possible to make you mine someday.”
“How is it possible that a good-looking guy who is a doctor, who has a job with huge earning potential waiting for him in Toronto, who was the best graduating medical doctor in his medical school, who started out as a urological surgeon with several well-cited scientific publications before he decided to be a GP for personal reasons, who thinks you beautiful and special wants you and you wouldn’t give him a chance?
“I’ve been in Toronto sorting things out and I couldn’t stop thinking of you.”
She then replied:
“I just feel like your being too full on, I’ve only met you once and I was your patient!”
“Hey! Look as flattered as I was at the start that you took an interest and was happy to chat and get to know you, it all got too much too quick.
“It was one thing getting my number through my medical records, but I feel you went too far with getting my address without my permission and I will be honest it’s scared me a little, because I do not give anyone my address for my own safety and the thought of someone being able to get it so easily when I have put my trust in a doctor is unnerving…”
After a five-day hearing in Manchester, The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service then claimed that his conduct was “sexually motivated” during his text messages, voice mails, spree of phone calls, and posts to her home address and was found unsuitable to practice.
The tribunal decided it was sufficient punishment to suspend his registration for 12 months after the General Medical Council called for Dr Uzoh to be removed.
A spokesperson, on behalf of NHS Halton CCG and Murdishaw Health Centre, said:
“Patient safety is paramount to us and all patient complaints are taken extremely seriously; as soon as Murdishaw Health Centre received this complaint we took immediate and appropriate action.
“The locum GP was suspended from all duties which brought him into contact with patients and we reported the complaint to NHS England for investigation.”