Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 12 December 2019 Dr Martinez Higueros inappropriately performed a therapeutic procedure on Patient A rather than the diagnostic procedure that had been requested. It is alleged that Dr Martinez Higueros failed to obtain adequate clinical information to determine the intended purpose for the procedure and failed to consult with colleagues about the change of procedure. It is also alleged that Dr Martinez Higueros subsequently made an amendment to the operative report which she knew to be untrue.
It is further alleged that on 6 February 2020 Dr Martinez Higueros carried out a procedure on Patient B and subsequently provided false information to colleagues regarding the procedure and who had performed it.
It is alleged that Dr Martinez Higueros’ 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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