Markus Themessl-Huber (PYL27727) has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of misconduct whilst registered as a practicing psychologist and employed by NHS Tayside.
A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mr Themessl-Huber engaged in a sexual relationship with Patient A, and breached professional boundaries by having a telephone conversation of a sexual nature with her and allowing her to sit on his lap.
The Panel further heard Mr Themessl-Huber discharged Patient A without exercising the appropriate level of clinical judgement. He also completed and submitted time sheets which were inaccurate.
Panel Chair Andrew Gell commented:
“Mr Themessl-Huber’s behaviour in engaging in a pattern of misconduct which led to a sexual relationship with Patient A, a vulnerable patient in his care, placed Patient A at a clear risk of harm. Moreover, his actions brought his profession into disrepute and breached the fundamental tenets of his profession as represented by the HCPC Standards.”
The Panel ordered for the name of Markus Themessl-Huber to be struck off the HCPC Register.
Mr Themessl-Huber was present and represented by Ms Wendy Hewitt, Counsel instructed by Richard Nelson LLP.