Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing scheduled
Outcome on impairment
Hearing not yet held
Summary of outcome
Hearing not yet held
Type of case
Hearing date from
27 Jan 2020
Hearing date to
21 Feb 2020
Location of hearing
St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ (get directions)
GMC reference number
Area of practice
City of London

Pre hearing information

The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 28 October 2016 Patient A was admitted for a scheduled surgical procedure to be performed by Dr Garaffa but he failed to personally complete the consent procedure.

It is alleged that prior to the Procedure Dr Garaffa failed to conduct a face-to-face meeting with Patient A, review Patient A’s medical records, confirm Patient A’s medical history, review and confirm the contents of Patient A’s consent form; and confirm that the decisions arrived at by Patient A still applied.

It is alleged that on 29 October 2016 Dr Garaffa performed a procedure which Patient A did not want and had not consented to.

It is alleged that Dr Garaffa performed the procedure despite entries in Patient A’s records stating that the patient did not want the procedure and there being no properly completed form recording Patient A's consent.

Please note: This is a joint hearing with Dr Capece. Information about the allegations against Dr Capece can be found here.

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.