Doctor who grabbed nurse’s breast is suspended for 12 monthsBMJ 2017; 359 doi: http://www.libreriabv.com/10.1136/bmj.j5457 (Published 23 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5457
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
A doctor from Pakistan who blamed a misunderstanding about differences in “cultural norms” for blinding him to a “red light” from a student nurse whose breast he grabbed has been suspended for 12 months by a medical practitioners tribunal.
Imran Qureshi, 44, was a locum senior house officer at Manchester’s Trafford General Hospital in June 2015 when he told the nurse, who was 21, that he was unhappy in his marriage and wanted an affair. He followed her into a small room, closed the door, and backed her into a corner. She pushed him away, calling him a “disgrace” and …