Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, on a number of occasions between 28 July 2016 and 8 February 2017, Dr Sivapackianathan indicated that he had passed the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Endocrinology and Diabetes when he knew that he had not. It is alleged that his actions were dishonest.
It is also alleged that on or around 27 July 2017, Dr Sivapackianathan submitted an application for award of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) when he was not eligible for Specialist Registration as he had not passed the SCE. In addition, it is alleged that on or around 30 July 2017, Dr Sivapackianathan applied for the post of substantive Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology and General Medicine knowing that he was not qualified for the position. It is alleged that in his application, and at a subsequent interview on 4 September 2017, Dr Sivapackianathan made dishonest declarations in this regard.
It is further alleged that on or around 7 September 2017, Dr Sivapackianathan amended a letter informing him that he had failed the SCE to falsely state that he had passed the SCE and he uploaded a copy of the amended letter to his e-portfolio. It is alleged that Dr Sivapackianathan accepted the post for which he was ineligible and for which he knew had not passed or obtained the relevant SCE and CCT. It is alleged that his actions in this regard 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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