Senior NHS psychiatrist who touched a junior member of staff’s breasts during an ‘unnecessary’ examination and quizzed her about her sex life asking ‘are you experimental?’ is struck off
By Jon Brady
October 26, 2023
A ‘creepy’ psychiatrist who massaged a junior member of staff’s breasts in an ‘unnecessary and inappropriate’ medical examination later claimed the young woman had been trying to ‘tempt’ him into touching her.
Dr Jamal Hilal, a Sudanese doctor based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, has been banned from practising medicine after he pursued the trainee, named Ms B to protect her identity, in a ‘crass and insensitive’ attempt to seduce her.
The 62-year-old, who worked for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (CNTW) NHS Foundation Trust for almost 20 years, told the trainee she was the ‘perfect woman’, and quizzed her about her sex life, asking if she was ‘experimental’.
His campaign culminated in a ‘deplorable’ incident in which he groped her breasts under the ‘pretext’ of performing a medical examination; a disciplinary panel concluded that the incident ‘amount(ed) to sexual assault’…
Ms B reported Dr Hilal to Northumbria Police shortly after the incident occured, and she, her former partner and several colleagues were interviewed by officers.
MailOnline understands that Dr Hilal was arrested as part of the investigation, but charges were never brought and no further action is being taken.
Dr Hilal continued working with the NHS Foundation Trust up until April 2023, the hearing was told…