Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, between 2015 and 2018, Dr Sawati acted dishonestly in: retrospectively amending a consultation note to state that she had discussed something with a colleague; lying to a colleague in relation to swapping shifts in order to take study leave; making false statements that she had undertaken a leadership role in relation to a patient presenting with a cardiac arrest; and making false statements at an interview about her Advanced Life Saving (ALS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) training.
It is also alleged that, on 20 January 2015, Dr Sawati left the theatre room of a hospital and was found in the on-call room lying down. Further, on 7 March 2017 at a different on hospital, it is alleged that Dr Sawati was missing from the A&E department for around two hours and was found lying down in the female changing rooms.
Between November and December 2018, Dr Sawati underwent a General Medical Council Performance Assessment and her professional performance was found to be unacceptable in the area of record keeping. Dr Sawati’s professional performance was found to be a cause for concern in the areas of maintaining professional performance, assessment, clinical management and working with colleagues.
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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