AN obsessive doctor has been struck off after he accessed a patient's contact details and bombarded her with texts, flowers and a card.

Doctor Chizoba Christopher Uzoh, from Chapelford, was employed as a locum GP at Murdishaw Health Centre in Runcorn when Patient A attended an appointment with him in 2016.

The Nigeria-born doctor, who now works in Canada, continued his attempts to make contact with the patient after she had told him to stop.

In one text message, Dr Uzoh said he was 'single, looking for a serious relationship and not intending to mess about' and asked her on a date.

On another occasion, the woman woke up to a voicemail saying he wanted to speak to her that morning so he could 'hear her voice before he went to work'.

Another text from Dr Uzoh said: "I've been feeling like a schoolboy meeting a girl he fancied for the first time.

"I haven't felt this way in a while."

The patient described feeling 'uncomfortable' because of Dr Uzoh's actions and told him she was 'scared and unnerved'.

He then sent her flowers, with a message in attached card reading: "This is my small way of saying sorry.

"I wonder how else I would have met you if not this way.

"My heart is pure, I care and I hope it would be possible to make you mine some day."

Dr Uzoh told the woman he 'did not mean to be creepy' and would 'leave her alone', but later messaged her asking why she would not 'give a chance to a good-looking guy who has a job with huge earning potential'.

He did not attend the tribunal hearing on June 6 and was not represented.

In reply to a request in June 2018 for him to update his GMC registered address as he was now residing in Canada, Dr Uzoh stated:‘I believe I have had effective correspondence with the GMC via email therefore, I will not be sending it my residential address as I do not wish to receive any post from it'.

Dr Uzoh’s case was first heard by a Medical Practitioners Tribunal at a hearing in May 2017 which determined that his actions were sexually motivated.

He was suspended for 12 months.

Dr Uzoh’s case was reviewed in June 2018 which heard that in a letter dated April 16, Dr Uzoh had demonstrated that he had 'some insight' into his behaviour but that it was 'limited'.

In this letter, while accepting that he was guilty of misconduct, Dr Uzoh 'failed to grasp the concept of sexual misconduct' as it applies to his case and that he is ‘still at a loss as to how the GMC managed to determine that matter was of a sexual nature’.

The 2018 tribunal determined to suspend his registration for a futher12 months to give him adequate time to address the concerns raised and provide objective evidence of insight and remediation.

On Thursday, June 6 Mr Slack, acting on behalf of the GMC, told the tribunal that there has been a ‘wholesale disregard’ for these matters by doctor Uzoh.

He said: "Doctor Uzoh has not provided any evidence of any further development of his insight into his past actions and refuses to acknowledge that there was any sexual motivation in his actions towards Patient A.

"He has also declined to provide evidence that he has reflected upon the impact of his behaviour on Patient A, on the reputation of the profession or on the public interest."

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Mr Slack submitted that there remains 'a risk to patient safety' if doctor Uzoh were allowed to return to unrestricted practise and that Dr Uzoh’s position is materially worse than it was 12 months ago as he has failed, for a second time, to provide the information requested.

The tribunal also heard that Uzoh previously expressed his remorse and apologised to the patient and that the misconduct related to a single patient.

MPTS tribunal chair Mr Damian Cooper determined that doctor Uzoh should be struck off from the medical register.