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
23 Sep 2019
Hearing date to
16 Oct 2019
Location of hearing
St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ (get directions)
GMC reference number
Area of practice
Lewisham, Greenwich

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, in July 2018, Dr Ugwu underwent a General Medical Council (GMC) assessment of the standard of her professional performance (PA). It is alleged that Dr Ugwu’s performance was unacceptable in the following areas: Maintaining Professional Performance; Assessment; Clinical Management; Relationships with Patients and Working with Colleagues.

It is alleged that on 27 February 2018, Dr Ugwu’s employment with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (the Trust) ended. It is alleged that on numerous occasions, between 29 May 2018 and 1 August 2018, Dr Ugwu was instructed by the Trust to desist from contacting any member of the Trust staff, makings visits to staff at the Trust and visiting staff areas of the Trust, unless she was explicitly invited to do so and was accompanied by a staff member at all times. It is also alleged that on 26 July 2018, Dr Ugwu was instructed by the GMC to desist from contacting Trust staff who were being interviewed as part of the PA. It is alleged that Dr Ugwu breached the instructions of the Trust and the GMC and her conduct amounted to harassment.



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.