Pre hearing information
The Tribunal will inquire into the allegation that between 30 November 2015 and 15 December 2017, whilst employed by Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (‘the Trust’), Dr Muralidharan accessed confidential patient records with no legitimate reason to do so. During the Trust investigation in or around April 2017, it is alleged that Dr Muralidharan made statements that were untrue and known to be untrue.
It is further alleged that during a recruitment process for an application for employment with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Muralidharan failed to disclose the Trust investigation into her misconduct and that she had been invited to a disciplinary hearing because of the Trust investigation. Finally, on a Revalidation Entry Form dated 18 October 2017, Dr Muralidharan declared that she was not aware of any ‘complaints, claims or significant incidents that you have been named in (past 12 months)’. It is alleged that this declaration was untrue and known to be untrue by Dr Muralidharan.
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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