Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing scheduled
Outcome on impairment
Hearing not yet held
Summary of outcome
Hearing not yet held
Type of case
Misconduct, Conviction / Caution
Hearing date from
17 Jun 2021
Hearing date to
25 Jun 2021
Location of hearing
St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ. It is possible to observe proceedings from our Manchester hearing centre. Please give us 14 days' notice if you would like to attend, so arrangements can be made. Contact us about observing a hearing
GMC reference number
Area of practice

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, on two occasions in 2018, Dr James was non-contactable and was absent from her post. It is alleged that, on one occasion in 2019, Dr James left the hospital site whilst on-call. It is also alleged that in August 2019, Dr James presented for duty whilst intoxicated.

It is separately alleged that on 19 March 2019, Dr James was convicted of driving after consuming so much alcohol that she exceeded the prescribed limit. It is alleged that Dr James was sentenced to a 12 month’s community order, fined and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 36 months.

We expect parts of this case to be heard in private.

Bydd y tribiwnlys yn ymchwilio i’r honiad, ar ddau achlysur yn 2018, nad oedd modd cysylltu â Dr James ac roedd hi’n absennol o’i swydd. Honnir, ar un achlysur yn 2019, i Dr James adael safle’r ysbyty tra ar alwad. Honnir hefyd yn Awst 2019, bod Dr James wedi dod i’r gwaith yn feddw.

Honnir ar wahan ar 19 Mawrth 2019, bod Dr James wedi cael euogfran am yrru ar ôl yfed cymaint o alcohol fel ei bod wedi mynd y tu hwnt i’r terfyn rhagnodedig. Honnir bod Dr James wedi’i dedfrydu i orchymyn cymunedol 12 mis, wedi’i dirwyo a’i gwahardd rhag dal neu gael trwydded yrru am 36 mis.

Rydym yn disgwyl i rannau o’r achos hwn gael ei glywed yn breifat.



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.