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
24 May 2021
Hearing date to
28 May 2021
Location of hearing
This is a virtual hearing. 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 incident

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that between 26 and 27 August 2019, having accepted an assignment as a Force Medical Examiner, Dr Chinthamani Narayanaswamy whilst under the influence of alcohol drove a motor vehicle to two assignments, and carried out medical examinations in the case of a suspicious death.

It is further alleged that on 10 September 2019 at Derby Magistrates’ Court, Dr Chinthamani Narayanaswamy was convicted of failing to provide a breath specimen on 27 August 2019 at St Marys Wharf Police Station without reasonable excuse. It is alleged that Dr Chinthamani Narayanaswamy was sentenced to a fine of £440 and disqualification from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months.



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.