Romanian doctor, suspended in UK for 9 months after asking bowel patients to take the “George Michael position”

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A Romanian surgeon working in the UK has been suspended from practice for nine months after using strong language when talking to his patients, but also to his colleagues in the hospital.

According to BBC News,59-year-old doctor Șerban Ioan Gheorghiu used to ask the nurses on the Scarborough Hospital indiscreet questions about their sexual life and used to ask his patients during colonoscopies to take “the George Michael position”, thus referring to the late artist’s sexual orientation.

An An NHS bowel surgeon, Gheorghiu used offensive expressions about fellow doctors and the NHS Trust’s management. He also spoke to colleagues about going to Thailand and “breaking the pelvises” of women there.

The surgeon has worked at the Scarborough Hospital since February 2010 until October 2017.

As he has ignored warnings related to his conduct, the Romanian-born doctor has been suspended for the coming nine months. Before being allowed to re-start work the tribunal ordered a review to be carried out to determine if Dr Gheorghiu had changed his attitude and behaviour.

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