Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that by a letter dated 28 November 2017, Dr Pazhanisami and Dr A responded to a patient complaint in the name of their colleague Dr B, stating that Dr B had led the investigation into the patient’s complaint, read the patient’s concerns, reviewed the patient’s records and held discussions with the colleagues involved. It is alleged that Dr Pazhanisami knew that Dr B had not carried out these activities and that her conduct was therefore dishonest.
It is also alleged that on 28 November 2017, Dr A submitted an email to NHS England on behalf of Dr Pazhanisami and Dr A, which attached a copy of the letter dated 28 November 2017. It is alleged that Dr Pazhanisami allowed this version of the letter to be sent with Dr B’s falsified electronic signature included and without Dr B’s knowledge of the content of the letter, permission to use his signature or consent. It is alleged that Dr Pazhanisami’s actions were dishonest.
Please note: This is a joint hearing with Dr Sivashanmugarajan Tirupur Shanmugasundaram Ramakrishnan. Information about the allegation against Dr Tirupur Shanmugasundaram Ramakrishnan can be found here.
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