Dr Robert PADLEY

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
24 Nov 2021
Hearing date to
21 Dec 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
North Lincolnshire

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that between approximately December 2010 and January 2019, Dr Padley engaged in an improper emotional and sexual relationship with Patient A who was vulnerable. It is also alleged that Dr Padley inappropriately attempted to influence Patient A’s account of the relationship to the GMC in order to mislead the GMC investigation. In addition, it is alleged that in October 2011, Dr Padley was dishonest in a witness statement given to Lincolnshire Police in the course of their investigation into an incident involving Patient A.

It is further alleged that between December 2018 and May 2019, Dr Padley engaged in an improper emotional relationship with Patient B who was vulnerable and that his actions were sexually motivated.

Finally, it is alleged that Dr Padley failed to have regard to GMC advice given to him in 2012 on the impropriety of doctors using their professional position to establish or pursue sexual or improper relationships with patients and that in 2019, he breached interim conditions imposed on his registration.



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.