Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that Dr Bux was instructed by AMS Solicitors Limited (AMS), via Medico Legal and Litigations Services Limited, to provide medico-legal reports in respect of Patients B, C, D, E and F. It is alleged that Dr Bux failed to take adequate steps to establish whether his relationship with Mrs G, a partner/director of AMS, with whom he had a personal relationship, amounted to a conflict of interest.
It is alleged that between 7 May 2016 and 1 September 2016, Dr Bux provided medico-legal reports in respect of Patients B – F, and failed to declare within the reports that his personal relationship with Mrs G amounted to a conflict of interest. It is also alleged that Dr Bux failed to state that he had complied with his duty as an expert witness.
It is alleged that in preparing the reports, Dr Bux failed to examine the patients in person and diagnosed food poisoning without sufficient evidence to do so. It is alleged that in relation to Patients B and C Dr Bux failed to acknowledge records of consultations with other practitioners. It is alleged that Dr Bux’s actions were misleading, dishonest and financially motivated.
Finally, it is alleged that, on 8 July 2017, Dr Bux performed a circumcision (the procedure) on Patient A, in the community. It is alleged that in performing the procedure Dr Bux failed to provide good clinical care to Patient A.
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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