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
08 May 2019
Hearing date to
17 May 2019
Location of hearing
St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ (get directions)
GMC reference number
Area of practice

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that in August 2017, at Buryfields Sexual Health Clinic, Dr Hettiarachchi carried out an intimate examination of Patient A, prior to which he failed to provide adequate information and obtain consent. Dr Hettiarachchi subsequently met the patient, and contacted them by email and text, including asking the patient to withdraw the complaint to the GMC, which it is alleged was dishonest.


Additionally, it is alleged that in September 2017, following a consultation at the clinic with Patient B, Dr Hettiarachchi contacted them on 2 occasions using their personal contact details, which was not clinically justified.


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.