Mr Kennedy described how Pym was caring for family members at the time and his ‘personal life was unsatisfactory’.‘Patient A forwarded the messages to Mr Pym’s at that stage wife in April 2016 and so that has had understandable implications for his private life,’ he said.The barrister claimed erasure from the register would mark ‘the end’ of a near-30-year unblemished career. If needed, again, always be ready to bring up something about your wife or family. I believe I did, but this last point brings the idea to a firm home.
A married dentist who had affair with a woman he met on a dating website claims he had no idea she was one of his patients, a tribunal heard.
A tribunal heard that Richard Pym, who practised at the Church Lane Dental Practice, in Harpurhey, Manchester, met the woman online in March 2015.
Andrew Kennedy, for Pym, told the panel that the dentist was going through difficulties in his family life at the time.‘The chances that on his first use of a dating website the first thumbnail he would chance on would turn out to be a patient must be infinitesimally small,’ he said.‘He was going through a prolonged and problematic divorce and he was running a business that was barely wiping its feet.‘There were issues in his private life and that led to a need, an inappropriate need I accept, for emotional support.’When he renewed contact for short period the following March, the woman forwarded the messages to his wife.
Pym admitted failing to maintain adequate professional boundaries between himself and the woman dubbed ‘Patient A’ and that his behaviour was sexually motivated.
For some of you, you have been working around the same women for some time.
You might have had the choice many times to engage in flirty conversation or go out with co-workers after work.
Get that picture up this week and extinguish those flames. (More Here: Matthew KJV) If you work around single women, there is no question that conversation will come up.
(More Here: Psalm 1 ESV) Don’t read this the wrong way; I’m not saying to be rude. It’s up to you on how you decide to speak with her.
The panel was asked to consider ‘what the position would be if a patient were to be forward with him and overt with him’ in those circumstances.‘In my submission the committee should give considerable pause for concern as to whether you are satisfied that Mr Pym will not let personal gratification trump professional obligation again,’ Ms Hobcraft said.