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
11 Nov 2019
Hearing date to
22 Nov 2019
Location of hearing
St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ (get directions)
GMC reference number
Area of practice

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.


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.