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Doc suspended after his affair with MS patient

A MARRIED doctor who had an affair with a patient is to keep his job after claiming he suffered from ‘professional burnout’.

Dr Kwame Somuah-Boateng (pictured), who is said to have told the multiple sclerosis sufferer that sex would ‘stimulate the muscles in her legs’, has been suspended for 12 months.

During their six-month affair in 2012, the couple had sex at Croydon University Hospital in south London. The urologist, 43, from Mitcham, Surrey, was cleared in 2015 of attempted rape and assault by penetration, which he denied.

He told a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel he never claimed sex would help her MS but was facing ‘very difficult’ personal circumstances at the time.

Finding him guilty of misconduct, panel chairman Dr Nigel Westwood said his actions were serious but ‘not fundamentally incompatible with continued registration as a doctor’.