Dr Joao MUEL

Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing scheduled
Outcome on impairment
Hearing not yet held
Summary of outcome
Hearing not yet held
Type of case
Misconduct, Conviction / Caution
Hearing date from
10 Aug 2021
Hearing date to
20 Aug 2021
Non sitting day: 16 August 2021
Location of hearing
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GMC reference number
Area of practice
Wrexham, Monmouthshire, Newport

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 9 June 2018 and 11 August 2018, Dr Muel failed to provide good clinical care to Patients A and B respectively.

It is also alleged that between 28 July 2018 and 4 August 2018, Dr Muel carried out locum shifts whilst on paid sick leave from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB). In addition, it is alleged that in February 2019, Dr Muel failed to declare, in an application for employment, that his registration with the GMC was subject to an interim order of conditions and that on 7 April 2019, Dr Muel submitted a document to the GMC which contained a false statement. It is alleged that Dr Muel’s conduct was dishonest.

Finally, it is alleged that on 26 April 2019 at Gwent Magistrates Court LJA, Dr Muel was convicted of committing fraud between 18 July and 12 August 2018, in that he dishonestly made a false representation that he was unfit to attend work for ABUHB, with the intention of gaining the payment of full sick pay, whilst working at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. It is alleged that Dr Muel was sentenced to: a community order to carry out unpaid work for 100 hours within 12 months; pay a surcharge of £85 to fund victim services and a collection order.

Bydd y tribiwnlys yn ymchwilio i'r honiad ar 9 Mehefin 2018 ac 11 Awst 2018, methodd Dr Muel â darparu gofal clinigol da i Gleifion A a B yn y drefn honno.

Honnir hefyd rhwng 28 Gorffennaf a 4 Awst 2018, methodd Dr Muel â chyflawni sifftiau dirprwy feddyg tra ar absenoldeb salwch â thâl o Fwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan (ABUHB), Yn ogystal, honnir ym mis Chwefror 2019, methodd Dr Muel â datgan, mewn cais am gyflogaeth, fod ei gofrestriad gyda'r Cyngor Meddygol Cyffredinol (GMC) yn ddarostyngedig i orchymyn interim o amodau ac ar 7 Ebrill 2019, cyflwynodd Dr Muel ddogfen i'r GMC a oedd yn cynnwys datganiad ffug. Honnir bod ymddygiad Dr Muel yn anonest.

Yn olaf, honnir ar 26 Ebrill 2019 yn LJA Llys Ynadon Gwent euogfarnwyd Dr Muel o gyflawni twyll rhwng 18 Gorffennaf ac 12 Awst 2018, ei fod wedi gwneud ymhoniad anwir yn anonest nad oedd ei iechyd yn ddigon da i weithio i ABUHB, gyda'r bwriad o dderbyn y taliad o dâl salwch llawn, tra'n gweithio yn Ysbyty Wrecsam Maelor. Honnir y dedfrydwyd Dr Muel i: orchymyn cymunedol i wneud gwaith heb dâl am 100 awr o fewn 12 mis; talu gordal o £85 i gyllido gwasanaethau dioddefwyr a gorchymyn casglu.


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.