Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, on 28 June 2019, Dr Konathala examined Patient A and failed to obtain informed consent or offer a chaperone. It is alleged that Dr Konathala’s actions were not clinically indicated and were sexually motivated. It is further alleged that Dr Konathala failed to adequately communicate with Patient A during the consultation and failed to record the examination.
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.