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Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing scheduled
Outcome on impairment
Hearing not yet held
Summary of outcome
Hearing not yet held
Type of case
Conviction / Caution, Misconduct
Hearing date from
23 Nov 2020
Hearing date to
30 Nov 2020
Location of hearing
This is a virtual hearing. It is possible to observe proceedings from our Manchester hearing centre. Please give us with 14 days notice if you would like to attend, so arrangements can be made. Contact us about observing this hearing
GMC reference number
Area of incident

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, on more than one occasion between 18 November 2020 and 12 July 2015, Dr Cheadle accepted payment from a funeral director for signing a declaration on a Cremation form confirming that he had viewed the body of the deceased when he had not. It is alleged that it was a requirement for him to see the body of the deceased and that his actions were dishonest.

It is further alleged that on 2 October 2018, at Manchester Crown Court, Dr Cheadle was made the subject of an order for conditional discharge for a period of 12 months in respect of making false representations on cremation forms.



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.