Nottingham

Nottingham City Hospital doctor 'exposed himself to staff'

A doctor indecently exposed himself to colleagues at a Nottingham hospital, a medical disciplinary panel has heard.

Dr Adeniran Yesufu, who worked at the City Hospital, was allegedly seen carrying out indecent acts three times in late 2007 and early 2008.

A General Medical Council (GMC) fitness to practise panel was told several employees described a man matching his appearance.

Dr Yesufu, who was not present at the hearing, denies the accusations.

The incidents were said to have taken place in outdoor smoking areas within the hospital grounds between 31 December 2007 and 6 January 2008.

Terence Rigby, counsel for the GMC, said CCTV footage and stills showed Dr Yesufu to be in the near vicinity at the time when the acts took place.

'Same description'

He said: "Was it Dr Yesufu or was it not? The GMC say that it is. He was there or thereabouts in close proximity on all three occasions in distance and time.

"Generally in all important respects it was the same description and putting that together by the identification of the witnesses, we can conclude that the man on each occasion was in fact Dr Yesufu."

The doctor, no longer employed by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, was not legally represented at the hearing.

Mr Rigby told the panel sitting in Manchester that Dr Yesufu had sent a series of emails to the GMC with comments and arguments about what he pointed out were inconsistencies with the evidence against him.

The GMC alleges his fitness to practise is impaired because of his misconduct.

The hearing is scheduled to last five days.

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