GP Thomas Plimmer branded ‘accomplished liar’ as he’s struck off for sexual behaviour | Bolt Burdon Kemp GP Thomas Plimmer branded ‘accomplished liar’ as he’s struck off for sexual behaviour | Bolt Burdon Kemp

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GP Thomas Plimmer branded ‘accomplished liar’ as he’s struck off for sexual behaviour

A GP who had sex with colleagues at his practice when he should have been treating patients has been struck off.

Thomas Plimmer, a GP who worked in Swindon, sent unsolicited intimate pictures to another woman which he had taken at work in a number of inappropriate incidents between May 2018 and February 2021.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard Plimmer had committed indecent acts in front of a nurse/former colleague, and sent or showed her inappropriate content in 2018 and 2019, including a video of him having sex with another woman.

Plimmer was also proven to have threatened another woman, telling her he would “slit her throat” if she reported him to the General Medical Council (GMC). When it came to women, Plimmer was described by the GMC as an “accomplished liar”.

Following several complaints to the GMC and Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found him guilty of misconduct and struck him from the practitioners register.

It is positive that Plimmer has been found guilty of misconduct by the tribunal. Sexual misconduct by medical professionals is a serious abuse of trust and is never acceptable.

A civil claim for compensation may arise in circumstances where a medical practitioner, who is expected to act in their patients’ best interests, in fact uses their position to sexually abuse patients. This is a serious breach of trust in the doctor-patient relationship.

A civil claim for compensation may enable survivors to access funding for therapy and losses as a result of abuse they have experienced.

Anyone who has suffered abuse in a healthcare setting can contact me directly for free, no-obligation, advice about their rights.

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