News Professional Discipline 24th Apr 2019

Andrew Colman Successfully Defends General Practitioner Facing 39 Allegations

Andrew Colman recently completed the successful defence of a General Practitioner after a 4-week hearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal in Manchester. The investigation spanned a period of 3 years and included appeals before the NHSE Performers List Decision Panel and the High Court in respect of an interim order. The doctor initially faced multiple probity allegations but these were eventually dropped at the outset of the hearing, leaving 39 allegations in respect of 19 patients over a period of 5 years, divided into some 130 sub-heads.

The Tribunal considered the extensive remediation and reflection undertaken by the doctor and decided that his fitness to practise was no longer impaired, in the light of his fully developed insight and embedded learning. The Tribunal went on to decline the GMC’s suggestion of imposing a warning as the doctor had ‘fully remediated and committed himself to ensuring his future practice is of the appropriate standard within GMP.’

Andrew was instructed by Adam Lotter of the MDDUS.

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