Doctor convicted of stalking woman suspended for second time

Dr Anatta Nergui was found to have sent 'hundreds' of communications to the woman which included topics relating to rape.

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A Glasgow doctor has been suspended for the second time after a tribunal ruled he showed ‘a lack of insight’ into his actions after he was convicted of stalking a woman.

Dr Anatta Nergui was found to have sent “hundreds” of communications to the woman which included topics relating to rape.

Nergui was convicted at Glasgow Sheriff Court on March 18, 2020 after he pleaded guilty to a series of charges including engaging in a course of conduct which caused fear or alarm and resisting arrest.

On January 25, 2021 the psychiatric doctor was sentenced to a community punishment order of 18 months supervision and 150 hours of unpaid work.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) also handed Nergui the maximum 12 month suspension period in 2023 following the trial.

The case was again heard by the tribunal on May 30 this year.

The latest tribunal heard that were raised with the General Medical Council on November 27, 2018 by an unnamed individual who reported that Dr Nergui had been harassing the woman for a period of time which included turning up uninvited to an unknown address, once very early in the morning, and requesting to see the woman.

It was also stated that he had sent hundreds of communications to the woman which were handed over to the police. These included communications including topics relating to rape.”

It found that Dr Nergui possessed very little insight into his criminal behaviour, which is said to have occurred while he was under stress at work, and had not shown any remorse, nor had he made any attempts to apologise.

When asked how he would cope with stress in the future, he was unable to provide a response to the Tribunal beyond ‘reading and writing’.

It found that Dr Nergui’s insight focused on himself and demonstrated “a limited appreciation of how his criminal behaviour had wider ramifications for the medical profession and public confidence in it.”

The tribunal service made the decision to again suspend the doctor after concerns had been raised that “in light of his limited insight, limited remorse and the lack of engagement with how his actions and conviction affected (the complainer) and the reputation of the profession, the Tribunal concluded that the risk of repetition remained high”.

It also noted that he had shown some remorse and insight into his behaviour and that while he was working in a non-clinical role, had kept up to date with medical training.

It was determined that Dr Nergui’s fitness to practise remained impaired by reason of his conviction.

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