Dorset

GP admits viewing pornographic images at Dorset surgery

A Poole GP has admitted watching pornographic images on computer equipment at his surgery, the General Medical Council (GMC) said.

Ralph Vadas, who worked at West Canford Heath Medical Centre, admitted viewing the images between 2004 and 2008.

The doctor also admitted being drunk at the surgery in 2007 and accessing patient records in 2008 and 2009 while suspended from practising.

The fitness to practise hearing will decide if he is guilty of misconduct.

Webcam

Dr Vadas admitted inappropriately touching three female colleagues.

He also admitted having a webcam in his consultation room at the surgery which pointed towards the area where patients would sit, but denied there was anything inappropriate about it, the hearing heard.

Dr Vadas also faces allegations about his care of eight patients and is accused of making threats against a witness.

The central London hearing is expected to last eight weeks.

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