Pre hearing information
The tribunal found that Dr McLaughlin submitted retrospective claims, via the HSC Locum website, for payment for work at Craigavon Area Hospital (the Hospital) which he had not undertaken. It found that his actions were dishonest.
The tribunal found that Dr McLaughlin’s communications with Ms A and Ms B of Southern Health and Social Care Trust, in relation to work at the Hospital, were untrue and dishonest.
The tribunal found Dr McLaughlin’s fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct. The hearing will resume for the tribunal to consider, what sanction, if any to impose on Dr McLaughlin’s registration.
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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