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
01 Mar 2021
Hearing date to
19 Mar 2021
Non-sitting day: 12 March 2021.
Location of hearing
St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ. It is possible to observe proceedings from our Manchester hearing centre. Please give us 14 days' notice if you would like to attend, so arrangements can be made. Contact us about observing a hearing
GMC reference number
Area of practice

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, in September 2017, Dr Mawhinney consulted with Patient A and requested and/or allowed them to provide a urine sample in the consultation room behind a curtain whilst he remained in the room. It is alleged that despite Dr Mawhinney subsequently being advised by Dr C that this was inappropriate and should never be done again (or words to that effect), he inappropriately requested and/or allowed Patient B to provide a urine sample in the same manner in February 2018. It is alleged that Patient B was vulnerable because of her age.



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.