UK health council strikes psychologist Keith Broadbent from register (license revoked)
December 23, 2011
On March 14, 2011, the Health Professions Council of the UK struck psychologist Keith Broadbent off the medical register (equivalent to revoking his license) for misconduct.
According to the Council’s published “Hearings and decisions,” Broadbent provided financial assistance a patient, including regularly giving her money and expensive gifts. Further, between July 2009 and February 2010, he engaged in a sexual relationship with the patient, who he allowed to live in his home.
The Council also found he’d provided financial assistance to other patients.
Lastly, between January and February 2010, he engaged in an inappropriate relationship with another patient. Broadbent was dismissed from his position with the National Health Service about a month before his license revocation.
Following the revocation, he was arrested by police following an allegation that he had harassed the former patient with hundreds of text and phone messages after their relationship ended.
He later admitted to having engaged in such a relationship with another patient but would not provide details. Police have stated he may have had relationships with seven other patients.
Source: Hearings and decisions, entry on Keith Broadbent, as found on website of the Health Professions Council, URL: http://www.hpc-uk.org and “Psychologist struck off after affair with vulnerable patient is suspected of relationships with seven others,” Daily Mail, November 14, 2011.
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