Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 10 February 2017, during an interview with Change, Grow, Live (‘CGL’), Dr Yoganathan failed to disclose that he was subject to a GMC investigation between March 2014 and March 2015 and matters relating to disciplinary proceedings at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. It is also alleged that during a meeting with CGL on 28 June 2017, Dr Yoganathan stated that all outstanding issues had been resolved and the disciplinary warning from the Trust had been revoked, when he knew this was not the case. It is alleged that his actions in this regard were dishonest.
It is further alleged that between November and December 2017, Dr Yoganathan inappropriately contacted a former vulnerable patient on social media, when there was no clinical requirement for him to make such contact and he had previously agreed with the Trust that he would not contact any patient or former patient on social media.
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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