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
15 Mar 2021
Hearing date to
26 Mar 2021
Location of hearing
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Area of practice

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, in September and October 2018, Dr Patel sent text messages to Mr A regarding a national cosmetic expo show and the marketing of an anatomical ‘breast model’ (the Model), which were untrue. It is also alleged that in November 2018 Dr Patel sent an email to Mr B, regarding the Model, containing information which was untrue.

It is alleged that Dr Patel’s actions, in respect of Mr A and Mr B, were intended to intimidate the recipients and to dissuade them from protecting their intellectual property rights in the Model. Furthermore, it is alleged that Dr Patel’s actions were dishonest.



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.