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

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 24 May 2018 at Newcastle upon Tyne Crown Court Dr Morch-Siddall was convicted of: a. causing serious injury by dangerous driving; b. failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

On 20 September 2018 Dr Morch-Siddall was sentenced to: 18 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months; to undertake rehabilitation activity requirement for 15 days to be completed within 18 months; to participate in Drink Impaired Drivers Programme for up to 20 sessions; to carry out unpaid work for 80 hours before 20 September 2019; was disqualified from driving for three years with effect from 24 May 2018 when interim disqualification was imposed; to take an extended driving test.



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.