Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that Dr Arshad re-used equipment to remove a contraceptive coil on another patient after rinsing the equipment under tap water, suggested the use of equipment which had not come from a sterile pack and which had been inadequately stored when removing a contraceptive coil and on more than one occasion re-used single use sponge holders and cauterisation equipment.
It is also alleged that on 28 July 2017, Dr Arshad asked Miss B to inform patients affected by a cold chain incident that it had been caused by a transportation error which was untrue and which Dr Arshad knew to be untrue. Additionally, it is alleged that in response to a complaint made by Mrs C to NHS England, Dr Arshad prepared a handwritten draft letter which stated that Miss B had told Mrs C that the cold chain incident was most likely caused by transportation, which was untrue and he knew that Miss B had not told Mrs C that this was the cause of the cold chain incident.
It is alleged that on 1 September 2017, Dr Arshad asked Miss B if the fridge record sheets could be re-written ahead of a meeting with Public Health England, despite knowing it would lead to incorrect information being provided to Public Health England.
It is alleged that Dr Arshad’s actions were dishonest.
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