Tribunal: Peterborough GP to return to work

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Dr Terence Burley from Peterborough, who had an affair with a patient will be allowed to return to work.

Dr Burley, (65) continued to treat Christine Turner and her family after the romance began in 2003 and even cared for her dying estranged husband Richard during his battle with stomach cancer.

He left wife Jane and their four children to be with his lover, but when their relationship broke down in early 2009, Christine, (63), was arrested following a public spat with the medic’s wife.

The GMC had called for Burley to be struck off, but a tribunal gave him a 12-month suspension in December 2013.

He has now been told he can return to work next month after a Fitness to Practise review hearing in Manchester this week.

Burley told the panel he had attended a three-day course on maintaining professional boundaries and said he would never have a relationship with a patient again.

Dr Burley, of Harewood Gardens, was a partner at the Minster Medical Practice from 1980 to 2009, and also worked at Botolph Bridge surgery before his suspension.