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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