Dr Matthew William CHILD

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
04 May 2021
Hearing date to
24 May 2021
Location of hearing
St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ. It is possible to observe proceedings from our Manchester hearing centre. Please give us 14 days' notice if you would like to attend, so arrangements can be made. Contact us about observing a hearing
GMC reference number
Area of practice
Cheshire West and Chester, Isle of Wight

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 7 November 2018, Dr Child failed to adequately assess, diagnose and formulate an appropriate treatment plan for Patient A.

It is further alleged that following an Interim Orders Tribunal (IOT) hearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service on 24 August 2018, Dr Child breached an interim order condition, requiring him to notify the GMC that he had accepted a new post.

It is alleged that on 29 December 2018 and on 1 January 2019, during consultations with Patients B and C, Dr Child made comments of an inappropriate nature.
It is also alleged that on 8 March 2019, at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court Dr Child 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 and as a result he fined of £350 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for a period of 12 months.
It is alleged that Dr Child’s fitness to practise is impaired because of his misconduct and conviction.

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



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.