|Practitioner:||Dr Thomas Nigel Ellison|
|Charge Characteristics:|| Inadequate
Failure to refer and/or seek advice from a specialist
Failure to ensure a specimen was examined
|Additional Orders:||Patient's reasons for failing to attend the hearing suppressed: 0291dfindings|
The Director of Proceedings charged Dr Ellison with conduct unbecoming a medical practitioner and that conduct reflected adversely on his fitness to practise medicine.
The particulars of the charge were as follows:
- considering or investigating fully the reasons for abnormalities with the patient's blood tests; and/or
- ordering further appropriate blood tests; and/or
- consulting with or referring the patient to an appropriate specialist.
At the commencement of the hearing, counsel on behalf of the Director advised that the patient had made himself unavailable to attend the hearing and the Director was therefore unable to proceed. The Director sought leave to withdraw the charge.
Counsel on behalf of the Doctor consented to the withdrawal of the charge and submitted the charge be dismissed.
The Tribunal determined the charge against Dr Ellison should be dismissed.