Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, prior to performing a ‘wide local excision tumour right breast and sentinel lymph node biopsy’ on Patient A (‘the Procedure’) on 22 October 2014, Mr Varadarajan failed to adequately consider the results of all relevant pre-operative diagnostic tests and investigations; obtain adequate and appropriate consent; discuss with colleagues the pros and cons of proceeding with the Procedure without an MRI report; adequately communicate with various colleagues, and keep an adequate and appropriate record.
It is alleged that after performing the Procedure, Mr Varadarajan failed to adequately communicate with Patient A in that he did not explain that he had performed the Procedure without the MRI report. Furthermore, he failed to report the Procedure as an untoward incident in accordance with the Trust’s ‘Untoward Incident and Serious Incident Reporting’ policy by reason of the MRI report being unavailable when he carried out the Procedure.
It is also alleged that Mr Varadarajan sought to inappropriately influence Dr B by suggesting to them that they had provided him with a verbal report of the MRI scan prior to the procedure. It is alleged Mr Varadarajan’s actions were dishonest.
It is further alleged that Mr Varadarajan made untrue and dishonest statements during a disciplinary hearing with the Trust between 25 January 2016 to 26 January 2016.
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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