AN Oxford GP who was found to have examined women patients inappropriately was struck off yesterday.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester ruled Dr Srinivas Yenugula had carried out breast, vaginal and rectal exams for his own gratification on seven women.

The incidents happened while the suspended doctor was working as a locum GP in the Oxford area between April and December 2008.

The tribunal found that Yenugula pressured women into agreeing to intimate examinations which were not needed, failed to provide a chaperone, and in some cases altered records to cover his tracks.

Throwing Yenugula out of the profession, tribunal chairman Prof Stephen Miller said: “In the light of Dr Yenugula’s sexually motivated conduct and dishonest attempts to conceal that conduct, the panel could not conceive of any conditions that would be sufficient to redress the damage that had been done to public confidence in the profession.

“Such actions are clearly deplorable. They serve to erode the trust that patients are entitled to have in their doctors and they are fundamentally incompatible with continued registration.”

Yenugula was cleared of sexually assaulting eight of his patients by a jury at Oxford Crown Court in October 2011 after he denied 11 charges.

At the time of the trial, he was living in Church Road, Sandford-on-Thames.