Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing scheduled
Outcome on impairment
Hearing not yet held
Summary of outcome
Hearing not yet held
Type of case
Hearing date from
06 Sep 2021
Hearing date to
16 Sep 2021
Location of hearing
This is a virtual hearing. It is possible to observe proceedings from our Manchester hearing centre. Please give us 14 days' notice if you would like to attend, so arrangements can be made. Contact us about observing a hearing
GMC reference number
Area of practice
Mid Sussex, Brighton and Hove

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 30 August 2018, Dr Machhada made a request for study leave and informed his Educational Supervisor that his Clinical Supervisor had already approved the request verbally when he knew that this was untrue.

It is also alleged that, on 15 October 2018 and 26 November 2018, Dr Machhada attended lectures for a Masters in Medical Education course when he did not have authorisation from the Trust to do so. It is further alleged that during a meeting with his supervisors on 8 January 2019, Dr Machhada denied that he had attended a lecture for the course on 15 October 2018. It is alleged that Dr Machhada’s conduct was 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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Private hearings

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.