Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, on 8 November 2017, Dr Steel conducted a work capability assessment of Patient A, following which he prepared a Medical Report Form which omitted relevant information and included information that Dr Steel had not elicited during the assessment. It is alleged that Dr Steel knew the information he provided in the Medical Report Form could diminish the seriousness of Patient A’s medical symptoms and have an adverse effect upon Patient A’s work capability assessment. It is alleged that his 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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In accordance with Rule 41(2) of the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules 2004, the tribunal may decide to exclude the public from the proceedings or any part of the proceedings, where they consider that the circumstances of the case outweigh the public interest in holding the hearing in public.