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, Misconduct
Hearing date from
24 May 2021
Hearing date to
07 Jun 2021
Location of hearing
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GMC reference number
Area of incident
Liverpool, Isle of Anglesey

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 6 June 2018, Dr Banks saw Patient A on three or more occasions and he failed to obtain an adequate and appropriate medical history, examine Patient A, take into consideration the GP referral letter, review blood test results and make an appropriate diagnosis for Patient A. It is also alleged that Dr Banks failed to make the necessary referral to the Crisis Mental Health team, devise an adequate and appropriate treatment and management plan and keep an adequate medical record. It is further alleged that Dr Banks’ behaviour towards Patient A was inappropriate. It is also alleged that on 17 June 2018 Dr Banks threatened Patient B.

It is alleged that on 17 December 2018, at Caernarfon Magistrates Court, Dr Banks was convicted of driving a motor vehicle on a road after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath exceeded the prescribed limit. Furthermore, that Dr Banks was sentenced to a community order with a duration of 6 months.

We expect parts of this case to be heard in private.

Bydd y tribiwnlys yn ymchwilio i’r honiad bod Dr Banks, ar 6 Mehefin 2018, wedi gweld Claf A ar dri achlysur neu fwy a’i fod wedi methu â chael hanes meddygol digonol a phriodol, wedi methu ag archwilio Claf A, methu â chymryd y llythyr atgyfeirio gan y meddyg teulu i ystyriaeth, methu ag adolygu canlyniadau profion gwaed, ac methu â gwneud diagnosis priodol ar gyfer Claf A. Honnir hefyd i Dr Banks fethu â gwneud yr atgyfeiriad angenrheidiol i'r tîm Iechyd Meddwl Argyfwng, methu â dyfeisio cynllun trin a rheoli digonol a phriodol ac wedi methu â chadw cofnod meddygol digonol. Honnir ymhellach fod ymddygiad Dr Banks tuag at Glaf A yn amhriodol. Honnir hefyd i Dr Banks fygwth Claf B ar 17 Mehefin 2018.

Honnir, ar 17 Rhagfyr 2018, yn Llys Ynadon Caernarfon, bod Dr Banks wedi’i gael yn euog o yrru cerbyd modur ar ffordd ar ôl yfed cymaint o alcohol nes bod y gyfran ohono yn ei anadl yn uwch na'r terfyn penodedig. Ymhellach, y dedfrydwyd Dr Banks i orchymyn cymunedol â hyd o 6 mis.

Rydym yn disgwyl i rannau o'r achos hwn gael eu clywed yn breifat.



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.