Pre hearing information
The Tribunal found that between 2007 and 2016, Dr Byrne acted as Patient A’s treating psychiatrist and/or care coordinator, during which time he engaged in an inappropriate relationship with Patient A, including on one occasion entering Patient A’s house unannounced and also giving Patient A gifts.
The Tribunal found that between June 2012 and June 2013 Dr Byrne engaged in a sexual relationship with Patient A. It found that he failed to record any intimacy in her medical records; report any intimacy to his employer and/or colleagues and record accurate and appropriate details of consultations with Patient A in her medical records. It also found that at all material times Patient A was vulnerable as a result of her mental health.
The Tribunal will reconvene to consider whether, as a result of the facts found proved, Dr Byrne’s fitness to practise is impaired.
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