A nurse has been suspended over inappropriate behaviour he claimed was just “banter”.
Iain Scott touched a colleague’s breast and exclaimed “whooo”.
He also confessed to touching a female nurse on the bottom while he was working at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.
Scott was reported to NHS Fife bosses and suspended.
He admitted making comments about a female colleague.
The staff nurse also admitted telling a nurse she had a “builder’s bum” before putting a gloved hand down her trousers and yanking them up.
A police investigation saw Scott charged but he was later acquitted in August 2017.
Last October, the Nursing and Midwifery Council found nine charges against him proven between September 2014 and January 2017.
A review hearing has now seen him suspended for a year after it was ruled his fitness to practise remains impaired.
Scott said he believed that his conduct was just “general banter” and he was “mortified” to have caused offence.
A written NMC ruling stated: “This panel had no new information from Mr Scott to suggest that his insight has developed any further or the risk of repetition has reduced.”
Scott did not attend the review hearing in Edinburgh and was not represented by a lawyer.