Doc who 'examined patients' vaginas without medical reason, consent, or gloves' faces punishment after High Court decision

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A doctor faces a fresh disciplinary hearing after the High Court overruled a medical panel’s decision in his favour.

The General Medical Council (GMC) successfully appealed against the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS)’s decision to clear Dr Raied Haris of being sexually motivated while intimately examining two patients without good reason.

The High Court, which was told Dr Haris touched the vaginas of two women without clinical reason, consent, or wearing gloves while working at an out-of-hours service in Morecambe and in the minor injuries unit at Leeds General Infirmary, said the tribunal “fell plainly into error in this case” and ordered it to find him guilty.

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A panel will now meet early next month to decide on a punishment, papers showed.

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Haris, who qualified at the University of Manchester in 2008 and completed training in Burnley and Blackburn before mainly working in walk-in centres in Accrington, denied any wrongdoing, High Court papers added.