Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 28 June 2016, whilst working for Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust (‘NUH’), Dr Cook requested the day off to attend Acute Care Training. It is alleged that Dr Cook failed to notify NUH that he did not attend the training. Furthermore, that he knew that he should have attended work if not attending the training and that his actions were dishonest.
It is also alleged that Dr Cook acted dishonestly in relation to a Clinical Supervisor’s Report regarding his competence in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; his attendance on a Medical Life Support training course and in relation to his claim of a half day off.
It is further alleged that on or around 26 April 2017, whilst working on the Medical Assessment Unit at Lincoln County Hospital (‘the Unit’), Dr Cook told a colleague that he had to attend Core Medical Teaching (‘CMT’) that afternoon. It is alleged that he left the Unit leaving inadequate cover; he failed to return to the Unit when he became aware that there was no CMT taking place that day and he failed to inform colleagues of his whereabouts.
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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