Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, on 15 May 2019, at Teesside Magistrates’ Court, Dr Farrell was convicted of failing to provide a specimen of blood without reasonable explanation. It is alleged that Dr Farrell was sentenced to prison for 12 weeks suspended for 12 months, to participate in a Drink Impaired Drivers’ programme for 15 days, to carry out unpaid work for 60 hours and disqualification from driving for 42 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.