Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, between 2010 and 2017, Dr Gold issued private prescriptions for codeine when this was not necessary, for a patient with whom he had a close relationship. It is alleged that Dr Gold failed to realise that codeine was a controlled substance and failed to inform the patient's General Practitioner or make a clear record at the time.
It is further alleged that, in 2017, Dr Gold made a dishonest statement in an investigation interview in relation to this prescribing.
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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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.