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Dr Francisca UGWU

Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing scheduled
Outcome on impairment
Hearing not yet held
Summary of outcome
Hearing not yet held
Type of case
Misconduct, Performance
Hearing date from
02 Nov 2020
Hearing date to
04 Nov 2020
Previously sat: 23 September - 16 October 2019 and 7-9 July 2020. Will also sit 10-11 November 2020.
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 with 14 days notice if you would like to attend, so arrangements can be made. Contact us about attending this hearing
GMC reference number
Area of practice
Lewisham, Greenwich

Pre hearing information


The tribunal has already found proved that following a Performance Assessment, Dr Ugwu’s professional performance was found to be unacceptable in a number of areas, including Maintaining Professional Performance and Clinical Management.

It has also been found proved that despite being instructed to the contrary by the Trust and by the GMC, Dr Ugwu contacted the Trust staff on numerous dates; attended the Trust to speak to the Trust staff; and on 27 July 2018 during her attendance at the Trust, gained access to a restricted area of the Trust and behaved in a manner that was intimidating and rude. Further, that some of Dr Ugwu’s actions were in breach of Trust and GMC instructions and amounted to harassment.

The tribunal will reconvene to consider whether Dr Ugwu’s fitness to practise is impaired by reason of misconduct and deficient professional performance.

We expect parts of this case to be heard in private.



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.