GP struck off after sex assault on patient

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A doctor who oiled and massaged a car crash victim’s breasts at a GP surgery in Leeds has been banned from the profession.

GP Shahid Ayyoub undid the patient’s bra and began massaging her with oil after she went to see him over whiplash injuries.

Ayyoub, 53, of Walsham Gardens, St Helens, Lancashire, was jailed for 12 months in January, later reduced to six months on appeal, after being convicted of two sexual assaults on the woman.

He was yesterday struck off the medical register after healthcare bosses ruled his fitness to practise was impaired.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) heard that Ayyoub, who practised in Merseyside, was working in Leeds when he assaulted the patient on June 11, 2012.

The panel heard that his victim was a 22-year-old woman who went to the GP suffering with back and neck problems from a road traffic accident.

Ayyoub was said to have produced a plastic bottle which he told her was massage oil and that he could perform a massage that would ease her pain.

Panel chairman Dr Brian Crompton said the offences breached “the fundamental tenets of the medical profession”.

He said: “In acting as he did, Dr Ayyoub breached the trust that patients place in him. He demonstrated a gross failure to uphold the standards which are to be expected of a doctor and acted in a way that is seriously damaging to the reputation of the profession.”