Pre hearing information
Having previously announced its findings on the facts, the tribunal will reconvene to consider whether Dr Hannaway’s fitness to practise is impaired by reason of misconduct and a conviction or caution, and then if necessary what sanction, if any, should be imposed on his registration.
At the first sitting of the hearing the tribunal inquired into the allegation that on 13 May 2016, at Workington Magistrates’ Court, Dr Hannaway was convicted of possession of cannabis, a controlled drug of Class B and was sentenced to pay a fine of £250 and to forfeit his cannabis for its destruction under section 27 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
The tribunal will also inquire in to the allegation that Dr Hannaway failed to notify the GMC that he had been charged and convicted of the offence set out above. In addition the tribunal will inquire in to the allegation that between 27 December 2012 and 31 October 2016 Dr Hannaway was registered with a locum agency and that he failed to inform that locum agency that he had been convicted.
Further, it is alleged that between March and August 2016 Dr Hannaway was working as a locum for Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and that he failed to inform the trust that he had been convicted. It is also alleged that on 1 September 2016 Dr Hannaway told the locum agency with which he was registered that he had informed the GMC of his conviction and that that statement was dishonest because it was untrue and Dr Hannaway knew it to be untrue.
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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