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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
03 Jun 2024
Hearing date to
12 Jun 2024
Location of hearing
Area of incident
Harlow, Chelmsford

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on more than one occasion between June and July 2020, Dr Sandles worked while under the influence of drugs. It is also alleged that on 20 December 2021, at North Essex Magistrates’ Court, Dr Sandles was convicted of use of a false prescription for a scheduled drug with intent. It is alleged that on 3 February 2022, at Chelmsford Crown Court, Dr Sandles was sentenced to an 18-month Community Order.

It is further alleged that between April and June 2022, Dr Sandles prescribed a controlled drug in breach of a condition on his registration. It is alleged that his actions were dishonest.

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.