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  4. Mr Emmanuel TOWUAGHANTSE Oct 20


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
26 Oct 2020
Hearing date to
20 Nov 2020
Location of hearing
This is a virtual hearing. It is possible to observe proceedings from our Manchester hearing centre. Please give us with 14 days notice if you would like to attend, so arrangements can be made. Contact us about observing this hearing
GMC reference number
Area of incident
Newcastle upon Tyne

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that Mr Towuaghantse’s actions and omissions contributed to the death of Patient A, who had a treatable condition. It is alleged that Dr Towuaghantse failed to discuss his management plan for Patient A with senior paediatric surgical colleagues and he failed to personally obtain consent from Patient A’s parents for aspects of the surgery undertaken. It is also alleged that aspects of his surgical technique were inappropriate.

It is further alleged that Mr Towuaghantse failed to communicate adequately with colleagues involved in Patient A’s care and that his record keeping was inadequate.



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.