AN Oxford GP who was found to have examined women patients inappropriately was struck off today.
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester ruled Dr Srinivas Yenugula had carried out breast, vaginal and rectal exams for his own gratification on seven women.
The incidents happened while the doctor was working as a locum GP in the Oxford area between April and December 2008.
The tribunal found that Yenugula pressured women into agreeing to intimate examinations which were not needed, failed to provide a chaperone, and in some cases altered records to cover his tracks.
Throwing Yenugula out of the profession, tribunal chairman Professor Stephen Miller said: “In the light of Dr Yenugula’s sexually motivated conduct and dishonest attempts to conceal that conduct, the panel could not conceive of any conditions that would be sufficient to redress the damage that had been done to public confidence in the profession.
“Such actions are clearly deplorable. They serve to erode the trust that patients are entitled to have in their doctors and they are fundamentally incompatible with continued registration.
“The panel is drawn to the conclusion that it is necessary to erase Dr Yenugula’s name from the Medical Register.
“It considered this to be the only means by which it could meet its obligation to protect patients and satisfy the wider public interest.”
He added: “The findings that Dr Yenugula undertook sexually motivated, intimate examinations of some seven patients, that in most of these cases the examinations were clinically unnecessary, and that he falsified records in order to conceal such conduct, all point to misconduct of the most serious kind.”
Dr Yenugula was cleared of sexually assaulting eight of his patients by a jury at Oxford Crown Court in October 2011 after he denied eleven charges.
At the time of the trial, he was living in Church Road, Sandford.