Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, between 11 July 2013 and 9 December 2013, Dr Hegde was involved with the care of Patient A and he failed to investigate her lower gastrointestinal tract and failed to diagnose her condition. It is also alleged that Dr Hegde failed to adequately discuss with Patient A the level of her risk of colonic cancer and the risks and benefits of lower gastrointestinal investigations.
It is further alleged that Dr Hegde told Patient A that she was too young to have cancer and that a colonoscopy was not appropriate or necessary.
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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