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The General Medical Council, the body that regulates doctors, wants to gauge public opinion before updating its advice to doctors.
Currently, it strongly advises doctors against dating patients.
Joyce Robins, of Patient Concern, said: "I don't see any problem with it if they are no longer their doctor.
"I think it was all a bit of an old fashioned idea quite honestly. "They are getting into the 21st century and it's a good updating." Some senior GPs, however, have previously warned that such relationships are always problematic.
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