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Stafford Hospital surgeon faces tribunal allegations on 'unnaceptable' performance

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: February 04, 2014

By Robin Scott

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A SURGEON from Stafford Hospital will face a professional tribunal this week to answer allegations his performance was ‘unnacceptable’.

Mr Raafat Gendy, a consultant surgeon at the trust will face a Fitness to Practice panel convened by The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) beginning on Thursday and scheduled to run until March 7.

The panel will hear allegations Mr Gendy was employed by the trust between January 2005 and October 2010 and underwent a GMC assessment for his standard of professional performance, which it is alleged was ‘unacceptable in relation to abdominal and skin surgery and also record keeping and other good clinical care’.

It is further alleged the outcome of Mr Gendy’s assessment caused a concern for teaching, training, appraising and assessing and that he well below the peer group in four stations during the Objective Structured Clinical Examination test.

The MPTS took over fitness to practise hearings from the General Medical Council in June 2012. While it remains a part of the GMC it is operationally separate and accountable to Parliament.

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