Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on various dates between 10 April 2013 and 22 March 2016, Dr Mouton consulted with a number of patients and failed to elicit adequate information, adequately assess the mental state, failed to record any clear diagnosis and any differential diagnoses and failed to adequately interpret or act upon findings in the case of one or more patients.
It is further alleged that Dr Mouton failed to communicate clearly, adequately and appropriately with one or more patients, with seven patients’ GPs and two patients’ Gastroenterologists.
The tribunal will also inquire into the allegation that, Dr Mouton referred a number of patients for investigations that were not clinically indicated and conducted without appropriate counselling and obtaining informed consent.
It is further alleged that, with respect to eight patients, Dr Mouton prescribed treatments which were not clinically indicated, supported by scientific guidelines or evidence based.
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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