Glasgow & West Scotland

Glasgow doctor monitored for three years over photos of patients

A Glasgow-based doctor who took photographs of vulnerable patients without their consent is to be monitored for three years.

Dr Christopher Valentine admitted taking 53 photographs while working with Glasgow's Community Addiction team.

He was reported after showing them to colleagues on a night out.

Dr Valentine initially claimed the photos, taken between January 2012 and April 2013, were for teaching purposes.

But he admitted at a Medical Practitioners Tribunal in Manchester that there was no clinical reason for taking them.

Dr Valentine will now have professional restrictions placed on him for 36 months.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said Dr Valentine was no longer in their employment.

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