'A medical Sherlock Holmes': GP's clinical excellence helps limit misconduct ban

The doctor faces a 12-month ban, but regulators wanted more

A GP described as a “medical Sherlock Holmes” has been struck off for at least 12 months over sexual misconduct, but avoided a lengthier punishment because of his talents as a doctor.

Dr Keith Ian Brennan, a GP in Newcastle, was accused of making sexual comments to one patient in 2014 and, on one occasion, locking the door to his consulting rooms before trying to kiss her.