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Strood doctor Babatunde Oshinusi, of St Mary's Medical Centre has been cleared of any wrongdoing

A family doctor accused of being sexually motivated during consultations with some of his former patients, has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

A tribunal found Dr Babatunde Oshinusi, who worked at St Mary’s Medical Centre, Strood, is fit to practice and can now treat patients freely.

The GP was said to have carried out sexually motivated consultations of five former patients at his practice in Vicarage Road, between February 2007 and July 2010.

Babatunde Oshinusi has been cleared of any wrongdoing
Babatunde Oshinusi has been cleared of any wrongdoing

The tribunal, which lasted several weeks and was held in Manchester, ended yesterday and found Dr Oshinusi actions did not amount to misconduct.

The GP, pictured here, was cleared by a court in November 2013, of molesting six women while carrying out examinations at his surgery.

He had worked at the practice for more than three years and was acquitted of 15 charges relating to the patients at Maidstone Crown Court.

The married GP in his late 40s was suspended at the time of his court case, but was later allowed to work with conditions.

However, he still faced the allegations brought by the General Medical Council.

Dr Oshinusi, of Tunbury Avenue, Walderslade, Chatham, had denied 12 charges of assault by penetration and three of sexual assault.

One of the women was aged 81 when she complained that the father-of-two had touched her in a sexual way in 2010 when she went to see him about a bladder problem.

The Nigerian-born GP claimed he was acting in accordance with good medical practice at all times.

St Mary's Medical Centre
St Mary's Medical Centre

Five of the women had claimed they were not offered a chaperone during the examinations. The sixth said she was offered one but declined because she trusted him.

One of the women, aged 38, said she went to see Oshinusi in March 2010 about stomach problems and he told her to remove her upper clothing so that he could examine her breasts.

She claimed the GP then told her to remove her lower clothing and proceeded to give her intimate examination with her on all fours.

Dr Oshinusi denied he either examined the woman’s breasts or asked her to be examined in that position.

The tribunal, led by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) found his actions did not amount to misconduct and even though it was found on occasions he did not offer a chaperone, that did not seriously fall below the standard of care.

The tribunal determined his actions were not best practice, but were not “deplorable” and noted he had undergone a course in chaperone training and that his examinations were medically safe.

A spokesman for the tribunal members, said: “We are agreed that such a failing amounts to Dr Oshinusi’s standard of care falling below that expected of a reasonably competent GP, but not seriously so.”

Having determined there was not misconduct, there was nothing on which to base a finding of impairment.

Therefore his fitness to practice was deemed not impaired and as a result, the interim ordered of conditions imposed on him was revoked.

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