Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, between 2 May and 16 November 2017, Dr Walton, while employed as a full-time Professor of General Practice at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick (‘the University’), also undertook paid private work on a number of occasions. It is also alleged that Dr Walton was given advice on two occasions that he would need to make an application to undertake private work. It is alleged that he knew that he was subject to terms of employment which required him to make such an application and declare any conflict of interest but that he failed to do so. It is alleged that these actions were dishonest.
It is also alleged that Dr Walton’s actions were dishonest when he informed Dr B that it had been agreed that payment from a health centre could be paid directly to him. It is further alleged that his actions were dishonest when he knew that he had been working for two days per week during his employment at the University but completed an application which requested approval for one half day a week of private work at a health centre. It is also alleged that Dr Walton’s actions were dishonest in that he told Dr B that he had been working at a health centre for one day a week during his employment at the University.
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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