Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing scheduled
Outcome on impairment
Hearing not yet held
Summary of outcome
Hearing not yet held
Type of case
Hearing date from
09 Dec 2019
Hearing date to
13 Dec 2019
Location of hearing
St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ (get directions)
GMC reference number
Area of incident
Manchester, Bromsgrove

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, between July 2017 and September 2018, Dr Zaccheddu consulted with Patient A, a patient he was aware was vulnerable by reason of her history of depression. It is alleged that, on one or more occasions, Dr Zaccheddu inappropriately exchanged text messages with Patient A and conducted an intimate examination of Patient A without a chaperone.

It is further alleged that on or around 27 August 2018, Dr Zaccheddu met Patient A for a meal and went back to his hotel with Patient A for a drink. It is alleged that Dr Zaccheddu had sexual intercourse with Patient A and that his actions towards Patient A were sexually motivated



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.