Doctor who kicked man struck off

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A DOCTOR who formerly worked at Highbury Hospital in Bulwell has been struck off after being found guilty of kicking a patient.

Dr Robert Bartosik was handed the punishment after a General Medical Council (GMC) panel found he constituted a “potential risk to patients”.

The Polish national was on the staff at Highbury on Highbury Road when, in 2008, the hospital raised concerns to the GMC about his ability.

His professionalism was also questioned and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust scrapped his contract.

It wasn’t during his time at Highbury that Dr Bartosik kicked the patient.

The GMC panel in Manchester heard evidence that this happened while the doctor was at a residential home in Cromer, Norfolk, in 2007.

When dealing with a man in his 30s with Asperger’s Syndrome, Dr Bartosik went against the advice of colleagues and took a pair of gloves from the patient.

The man retailiated by throwing things at Dr Bartosik (47), who then retaliated himself with a kick.

He denied the allegations and claimed a witness was lying.

But the hearing found him guilty and decided his actions would have been deemed “unacceptable” by the public and his profession.

Overall, the GMC panel found Dr Bartosik, who was not at the hearing, guilty of poor standards of professional performance at several NHS Trusts thorughout the UK.

This relates to his time as a senior house officer at Dykebar Hospital in Paisley, Scotland, and as a locum psychiatry trainee at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

He also failed to undertake an assessment of his medical performance ordered by the GMC.

In summing up, the panel declared: “The recurrent themes from the evidence of all the witnesses was that Dr Bartosik lacked the necessary skills and knowledge required to fully carry out the duties proper to his post.”