Pre hearing information
The tribunal found that between March 2006 and June 2018, as the only doctor at St James Slimming and Beauty Clinic, Dr Latif: distributed controlled drugs for weight loss and failed to ensure that they were stored appropriately; did not discuss his employment within a weight management clinic with his Responsible Officer; consulted with a number of patients, inappropriately prescribed controlled drugs, prescribed medications which were not clinically indicated and failed to undertake assessments, make adequate records and clinically monitor patients.
The tribunal will reconvene to determine whether his fitness to practise is currently impaired by reason of misconduct.
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