Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, between 26 January 2018 and 4 October 2018, Dr Patterson wrote prescriptions for Patients A, B and C when she was in a close personal relationship with them.
It is further alleged that on 9 October 2018, Dr Patterson wrote prescriptions for herself in her married name in an attempt to conceal the fact that she was inappropriately prescribing medication for herself. It is also alleged that Dr Patterson used NHS Form GP10 prescriptions in order to obtain a payment free NHS prescription to which she was not entitled. It is alleged that Dr Patterson’s actions were dishonest.
This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.
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