Dr Oliver RICE

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
Hearing date from
17 May 2021
Hearing date to
20 May 2021
Location of hearing
This is a virtual hearing. 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 25 September 2020, Dr Rice, at Guildford Magistrates' Court was convicted of three counts of making indecent photographs/pseudo photographs of a child, possession of extreme pornographic images and possession of a controlled drug of Class B, cannabis.

It is also alleged that on 26 October 2020, Dr Rice, at Guildford Crown Court was sentenced to: a Community Service Order of 200 hours unpaid work; participation in a Maps for Change activity programme of 40 sessions; undertaking a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement for a maximum of 60 days; Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 5 years (under section 103 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003); and an order under section 143 Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 to be deprived of rights in respect of exhibits (all computers, leads, hard drives).

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.