Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that between March 2018 and October 2019 Dr Patel completed four references for himself, containing forged signatures, which he subsequently submitted to locum agencies. It is alleged that his actions were dishonest.
It is also alleged on one or more occasion since July 2020, at an NHS housing complex, Dr Patel ignored requests for him to keep his bedroom door closed whilst naked and exposed himself. It is further alleged that on 24 March 2021 Dr Patel slapped a colleague whilst holding them against a wall.
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.