Consultant Cardiologist faced Fitness to Practise Proceedings

Adam Smith was instructed by a consultant cardiologist who faced fitness to practise proceedings before a Medical Practitioners Tribunal of the MPTS regarding his alleged misconduct outside of the work environment. The case was an example of how conduct outside of work can have dramatic consequences for a doctor’s registration. The doctor concerned faced a (potentially lengthy) period of suspension from the medical register. At the conclusion of a one week hearing, a 1 month suspension was imposed, without the need for a review hearing, meaning that the doctor, a respected clinician, will be free to return to clinical work in the very near future.