Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that Dr Caswell inappropriately prescribed medication to three patients. It is also alleged that he failed to arrange for a patient to be admitted to hospital, did not advise the patient to stop their medication and failed to record the patient’s symptoms.
It is further alleged that in respect of a fifth patient Dr Caswell failed to explain the risks associated with the patient increasing their doses of medication and that he failed to decrease the dose of a drug. It is also alleged that Dr Caswell failed to make a record in respect of the actions that should have been undertaken.
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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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.