Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing scheduled
Outcome on impairment
Hearing not yet held
Summary of outcome
Hearing not yet held
Type of case
Conviction / Caution
Hearing date from
30 Oct 2019
Hearing date to
01 Nov 2019
Location of hearing
St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ (get directions)
GMC reference number
Area of incident

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, on 2 November 2018, at Cardiff Crown Court, Dr Bainbridge was convicted of two counts of possession of indecent photographs of a child, contrary to s.160(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

It is alleged that on 23 November 2017, at Cardiff Crown Court, Dr Bainbridge was sentenced to a Community Order for 18 months, with the following requirements: to carry out unpaid work for 250 hours before 22 November 2019 and to undertake a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement for a maximum of 30 days to undertake all Rehabilitation Activity Requirements as directed by an authorised provider of probation; a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for a period of five years under Section 103 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003; sign on the Sex Offender Register for a period of five years.



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.