Dr Malcolm LEWIS

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
17 Sep 2019
Hearing date to
19 Sep 2019
Adjourned part-heard: previously sat 18 Feb to 1 Mar 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, after Dr Lewis had ceased to be Patient A’s treating consultant at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (‘RMCH’), he used his professional position to pursue an inappropriate relationship with Patient A’s mother, Ms B. It is alleged that Dr Lewis initiated a personal relationship with Ms B by sending a ‘WhatsApp’ message stating that he would be willing to discuss Patient A’s care, or words to that effect. It is also alleged that he gained access to Patient A’s blood test reports at RMCH, conveyed the results to Ms B and advised her on the dosages of Patient A’s medications. It is further alleged that Dr Lewis’ advice, to Ms B, was inappropriate as he failed to disclose this advice to Patient A’s treating consultants or make any clinical record of the advice.  

It is alleged that Dr Lewis met Ms B outside RMCH grounds to discuss Patient A’s treatment on one or more occasion and expressed unfavourable opinions about Patient A’s care and treatment at RMCH. Further that, with malicious intent for his former colleagues at RMCH, Dr Lewis sought to persuade Patient A’s parents to make a formal complaint about Patient A’s treatment.


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.