Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, on 17 April 2019, Dr Phelan attended her place of work when she was under the influence of alcohol and unsteady on her feet. It is alleged that Dr Phelan consulted with a patient.
It is further alleged that on 1 May 2019, at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Dr Phelan was convicted of driving a motor vehicle on 17 April 2019 after consuming alcohol in excess of the prescribed limit. It is alleged that Dr Phelan was sentenced to a fine of £1,490.00 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 20 months.
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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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.