Pre hearing information
The Tribunal has already found proved that, whilst carrying out home visits in respect of Patient A, Patient B and Patient C and during a consultation with Patient E, Dr Cox failed to provide good clinical care in a number of respects. This included failures to take an adequate medical history, to adequately examine and to make adequate records, and inappropriately prescribing medication.
It has also been found proved that, during a telephone consultation regarding Patient D with Patient D’s wife, Dr Cox failed to ask to speak directly with Patient D, establish whether he had Patient D’s consent to speak to his wife and take an adequate medical history.
The Tribunal will reconvene to consider whether Dr Cox’s fitness to practise is impaired by reason of misconduct.
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