Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that whilst working as a locum consultant gastroenterologist, Dr Gbenoba completed an endoscopy request form dated 20 April 2018 for a patient and wrote that another doctor was the patient’s consultant. It is alleged that Dr Gbenoba did not inform the doctor that he had requested the endoscopy for the patient or that he had provided the doctor’s details as the named consultant on the form. It is also alleged that Dr Gbenoba knew he did not have permission to request the endoscopy for the patient.
The tribunal will also inquire into the allegation that Dr Gbenoba initiated the patient’s admissions to the day treatment unit for iron transfusions, named the same doctor as the treating consultant for the admissions and failed to inform the doctor of this.
On both of these occasions, it is alleged that Dr Gbenoba involved himself in the treatment of the patient, with whom he had a close personal relationship and deliberately failed to follow the overseas patient policy. It is alleged that Dr Gbenoba’s actions were dishonest.
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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