Tribunal reaffirms decision that psychiatrist who was struck off can practise again
By Clare Dyer
July 5, 2019


A doctor who was struck off the UK medical register in 2008 for engaging in sexual acts with a vulnerable patient has been allowed back on the register, despite a successful General Medical Council appeal to the courts against the decision allowing him to resume practice.

Shekhar Chandra was a senior house officer in psychiatry working on the Isle of Wight in 2005 when he twice met a vulnerable patient at her home, engaging in oral sex on the second occasion. Two days later the patient was admitted to hospital after an overdose.

Chandra did not disclose his contacts with her to her treating clinicians and made no entry in the medical notes. He was struck off in …