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
09 Sep 2019
Hearing date to
20 Sep 2019
Location of hearing
St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ (get directions)
GMC reference number
Area of practice
Brighton and Hove

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, on more than one occasion, Dr Hildick-Smith inappropriately prescribed medication to Ms A, with whom he was in a close personal relationship. It is further alleged that he failed to make adequate records of the treatment he provided to Ms A.


It is also alleged that Dr Hildick-Smith, on more than one occasion, inappropriately wrote prescriptions for Ms A on a hospital prescription pad from the Cardiac Department at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton when he knew that Ms A was not a patient at this hospital, had not been assessed at the hospital, and that writing the prescription on this prescription pad implied that he had issued the prescription in a work setting. It is further alleged that this 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.