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Dr David JAMES

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
08 Jul 2024
Hearing date to
19 Jul 2024
Hearing adjourned part-heard. Previously sat: 16 October - 31 October 2023.
Location of hearing
St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ Contact us about observing a hearing
Area of practice

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will continue to inquire into the allegation that on 9 August 2019, whilst providing anaesthetic care to Patient A, Dr James slapped Patient A on one or more occasion. It is also alleged that Dr James administered midazolam to Patient A at a dose which was excessive and not clinically indicated.

It is further alleged that, after the operation, Dr James asked colleague B if he was going to say anything about the incident, in an attempt to prevent his actions being reported.



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.