Richard was instructed by Laura Hannah and Brea Carney-Jones at Stephensons Solicitors.
Previously, an interim order of conditions had been revoked and Dr T had been suspended from practice, in light of concerns about potential prescribing in breach of the terms of his interim conditions – breaches in fact admitted by the Doctor.
At the latest review, the Tribunal took into account that since the order had been varied to one of suspension, further information had been received. The Tribunal was persuaded that although Dr T had breached his previous conditions on more than one occasion, given the steps that Dr T had taken in the interim to deal with the concerns raised by the previous IOT Tribunal, it was satisfied that an order of conditions could adequately guard against the risks in this case at this time.
While an order restricting Dr T’s ability to practice medicine was necessary, an order of conditions was the proportionate response to address the risks identified in this case, while allowing Dr T to return to medical practice – particularly important in these unprecedented times, subject to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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