DR ADAM OSBORNE
Dr Osborne is a member of the General Medical Council and the Royal College of Psychiatry.
He is an Approved Clinician under section 12 of the Mental Health Act (1983) and is therefore recognised as a medically qualified doctor who has specific expertise in mental disorder and has additionally received training in the application of the Act.
Dr Osborne’s combined training in medical psychiatry as well as psychological and psychotherapeutic therapies, enables him to use a uniquely holistic and person centred approach in his assessment, diagnosis and treatment of clients.
Dr Osborne is currently working as part of a multi-disciplinary Primary Care Mental Health Team in one of London’s busiest boroughs. His job places him at the challenging interface between primary care and secondary care psychiatric services and involves the assessment, diagnosis and management of a wide array of psychiatric disorders in one of the most diverse patient environments in NHS psychiatric services in the UK.
During his NHS core psychiatry training, Dr Osborne has gained considerable experience in dealing with a wide range of mental health conditions including mood disorders, psychotic disorders and personality disorders. He has worked with patients from all ages and backgrounds in the following sub-speciality areas of psychiatric practice: general adult, primary care liasion, crisis, early intervention, rehabilitation, old age, child/adolescent and forensic psychiatry. He has also undertaken further training in transactional analysis, psychosynthesis psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mentalisation based therapy, meditation and relaxation techniques.
Dr Osborne has a special interest in adult ADHD, personality disorders, integrative assessment and management of depression and anxiety disorders.
He is also involved in a research project looking at Adult ADHD in the forensic population as part of a masters degree in forensic psychiatry.
Dr Osborne prescribed drugs to his girlfriend and a family member
A doctor who falsified a prescription for a cocaine-addicted escort girl has been found guilty of serious misconduct by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Adam Osborne, 33, brother of shadow chancellor George Osborne, admitted “inappropriate” behaviour.
He also obtained the contraceptive pill for his girlfriend and an anti-smoking drug for a family member while training at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.
The GMC will decide whether Dr Osborne will be struck off.
The failings constitute misconduct that impairs his fitness to practise, the panel ruled.
Reading out the verdict, chair of the panel Alyson Leslie said Dr Osborne told them that he wrote the prescriptions while he was under “considerable pressure in his professional and public life”.
Mrs Leslie said that he engaged in a relationship with “Miss B, who you described as an escort girl” during a time when his long-term partner was working away.
Mrs Leslie said that aspects of the misconduct are “remediable.”
It was also noted that many of the charges against Dr Osborne came up as a result of his own admissions.
The misconduct ruling relates to incidents between June 2006 and May 2008.
On 12 May 2008, Miss B met Dr Osborne in the hospital car park after she earlier discharged herself from another hospital and was suffering from hallucinations as the result of heavy cocaine use.
Dr Osborne wrote out a prescription for anti-psychotic drugs haloperidol and lorazepam and falsified parts of the form because he only knew her first name.
He was denied the drugs when hospital staff could not match the patient’s name to anyone registered at the hospital.
Dr Osborne drove to a nearby pharmacy where he handed over a second prescription without a name or address and obtained the drugs.
Earlier this week the GMC panel ruled that he had displayed dishonest and misleading behaviour in falsifying the name of Miss B.
He had earlier admitted acting inappropriately in relation to the private prescription and one for his then-girlfriend and a family member.
The GMC says doctors can only prescribe for family and friends in emergencies.
In all three cases, he failed to record the prescriptions in the personal records of the individuals and failed to inform their GPs.
In the time since being dismissed by the hospital, Dr Osborne had taken “positive steps to address both your conduct and your commitment to the medical profession,” the GMC heard.
George Osborne’s brother guilty of giving drugs to cocaine-addicted escort girl
Sophie Goodchild, Health Editor
The doctor brother of shadow chancellor was today found guilty of serious professional misconduct after prescribing drugs to a cocaine-addicted escort girl.
Dr Adam Osborne, 33, is facing career ruin after admitting he gave anti-psychotic drugs to the prostitute.
He told the General Medical Council he started a relationship with the woman – known as “Miss B” – because his long-term partner and now wife Rahala Noor was working away from home.
The hearing was told that Dr Noor’s absence left him feeling “isolated”.
The panel ruled that his fitness to practise was impaired by reason of misconduct and that he lacked insight into the seriousness of his behaviour in prescribing drugs without recording the prescriptions.
It will decide either tomorrow or later this week whether to strike him off or suspend him from practising as a doctor.
Dr Osborne, heir to the Osborne & Little wallpaper empire, wrote a prescription for the £150-an-hour prostitute – known as Miss B – using a false name.
When the psychiatrist, then a house officer, failed to obtain the drugs at the hospital pharmacy he took the “acutely psychotic” patient to another chemist where getting the medication was less difficult.
Dr Osborne said he met the woman in a “social setting” but he refused to tell the General Medical Council how many times he saw her between December 2007 and May 2008. In the space of a month he prescribed drugs to her without telling her GP or his employers at the Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.
On the last occasion she was so ill she was seeing “spiders climb the wall”, the hearing was told. Later the same day he was expelled from trust premises after admitting his actions were “highly inappropriate”. The following month he admitted giving the Pill to his then girlfriend and an antismoking drug to a family member without recording the prescriptions.
The relationship with Miss B – then 21 – began with a phone call to a Manchester escort agency more than three years ago.
The ”girl” from the agency received instructions to visit Dr Osborne at the home he continues to share with Dr Noor in the Chorltonville area.
Dr Osborne, based at Wythenshawe Hospital while his wife worked at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire, then ”booked” the girl almost every week between October and December.
It is then claimed that they began to see each other privately, off the agency’s books, usually at her flat – allegedly paid for by Dr Osborne.
On Dr Osborne’s recommendation, Miss B also began working at Sandy’s Superstars, a well-known Manchester brothel in all but name, which boasts a choice of ”over ten ladies every day, curvy or slim, tall or petite”, aged between their early twenties and early forties, offering a ”full spectrum of specialties”.
One of its two ”branches” is situated behind permanently closed black shutters in a parade of shops in Northenden, a little over a mile from Wythenshawe Hospital.
In the wake of the hearing, Dr Osborne’s personal website was taken down. His Linkedin page states that he has a special interest in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, personality disorders, depression and anxiety.
Dr Osborne currently runs Devonport Psychiatry, which is based in Marylebone, Central London, but is officially registered to his home address in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, which he shares with his wife Rahala Noor, a plastic surgeon.
On Friday, blinds were drawn at the £1.5 million terraced house, and although Dr Osborne was seen going in, he refused to answer the door. His Mercedes – with personalised number plates – was parked outside.
Found in Full Here
Byline: SUSIE BONIFACE
CHANCELLOR George Osborne‘s disgraced brother has bought a pounds 1million townhouse – even though he doesn’t have a job.
Dr Adam Osborne, 34, was barred by the General Medical Council from working as a doctor for six months after he prescribed drugs to four people – two family members, a friend and a cocaine-addicted prostitute he had an affair with.
The financial support of baronet father Sir Peter enabled him to buy the four-storey house in West London.
But while big brother George is making swingeing public service cuts and declaring “we’re all in this together”, his family really are in a class of their own.
Despite not working and having two outstanding mortgages on his pounds 450,000 home in Chorlton, Manchester, Adam is settling into the four-bedroom terraced house, complete with an attic conversion, which cost around 13 times a doctor’s average salary.
Land Registry documents show the property was bought in July for pounds 1,025,000 with the help of his father Sir Peter Osborne who has a multi-million pound fortune as head of the upmarket Osborne & Little pounds 90-a-roll wallpaper firm, which fired 12 per cent of its staff last year. Sir Peter is named on the deeds along with Adam and his Muslim wife Rahala, a plastic surgeon for whom he converted to Islam in order to marry last year.
Although Dr Osborne is not working – he would normally earn around pounds 80,000 a year – the couple could still get a mortgage of about pounds 400,000.
So it appears likely that Sir Peter’s millions – which are kept in a tax-effective family trust – have been used to either put down a deposit of pounds 500,000-plus, or to guarantee mortgage payments.
Dr Osborne resigned as a trainee psychiatrist at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester in May 2008 after he was accused of prescribing drugs to the prostitute and trying to use a false name.
He was later dismissed for gross misconduct. He was banned from practice but went on to work at the John Howard Centre in Hackney, East London, under strict supervision.
He was brought before the GMC in February and admitted prescribing drugs to a girlfriend, two family members and a friend.
He admitted an affair with the prostitute and falsifying information on her prescriptions. He blamed his behaviour on “considerable pressure on his public and personal life” and was found guilty of serious misconduct. He was accused of being “misleading” and “dishonest”.
Dr Osborne married Bangladeshi-born Rahala Noor, 31, in November.
The couple are thought to spend much of their time apart – Dr Osborne lives in London while his wife is based at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire.
DR Osborne had his work ban lifted on Friday after telling the GMC he had been on a “personal journey” since the scandal. A GMC panel said: “Over the last two years you have grown up a lot and taken responsibility for your actions.” They felt he was unlikely to repeat the behaviour.
FAMILY’S pounds 20M WALLPAPER FORTUNE
THE family’s wealth comes from an upmarket wallpaper firm set up Sir Peter Osborne in 1967. Osborne & Little – which sells paper for up to pounds 90 a roll – is today worth around pounds 20million. According to the Parliamentary register of interests, George benefits from a trust fund with a 15 per cent stake in the firm, worth around pounds 3million. It is not known what Adam‘s situation is. Sir Peter is the 17th baronet of Ballentaylor and Ballylemon in Ireland. As eldest son, George will inherit the title.
The psychiatrist brother of Chancellor George Osborne is facing charges of misconduct after he admitted having sex with a vulnerable patient in his care.
The pair met as undergraduates at St Andrews University, Fife, before going on to study medicine together at Manchester University.
Counsel for Mr Osborne, Julian Woodbridge, said his client had been on sick leave.Reading a letter to the tribunal, he said: ‘Dr Osborne accepts that he did engage in an inappropriate relationship with the patient, Patient A, and he apologises for his conduct in this respect.’Dr Osborne also accepts that after he tried to end the relationship he did subsequently send a number of inappropriate emails in a moment of panic. Again he apologises and much regrets any further distress.’Dr Osborne had his licence suspended by the GMC last year after the accusation was made by the patient, who is married with two children.It meant he could not practise again until the case was resolved.The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) Fitness to Practise hearing is due to last 10 days.This is not the first time Dr Osborne, who qualified as a doctor in 2004, has been embroiled in scandal for medical failings.In 2010 he was suspended from practising medicine for six months after writing fraudulent prescriptions for a girlfriend, a family member and an escort girl whilst a psychiatry trainee at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester.It was found Dr Osborne had ‘behaved dishonestly’ after attempting to obtain anti-psychotic medication for a cocaine-addicted woman he had been seeing while his partner was away.As a result, the tribunal at the time said the misconduct – which related to incidents between June 2006 and May 2008, impaired his fitness to practise.Dr Osborne is the youngest brother of the Chancellor and one of four sons born to Sir Peter Osborne – who co-founded the wallpaper company Osborne & Little – and artist’s daughter Felicity Loxton-Peacock.