Dr Behzad TAVAKOLI GMC ref. no. 7025715 - copy of MPT determination

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Dear General Medical Council,

Please send me full details of the MPY hearing concerning Dr Behzad TAVAKOLI that concluded on 21 May 2021:


Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing concluded
Outcome on impairment Impaired
Summary of outcome Erasure
Type of case Misconduct
Hearing date from 20 May 2021
Hearing date to 21 May 2021


Previously sat: 18-22 January 2021.

Location of hearing

This was a virtual hearing. Contact us about observing a hearing

GMC reference number 7025715

Area of practice Islington


Full details of this hearing will be published shortly'

Yours faithfully,

J Roberts

FOI, General Medical Council

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Dear J Roberts,

Your information request – IR1-3148270376
Thank you for your email dated 23 July, in which you ask for the full details of the MPY hearing concerning Dr Behzad TAVAKOLI that concluded on 21 May 2021

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Christine Abdy (0161 923 6421), General Medical Council

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Dear J Roberts


Please find our attached our reply to your request of 23 July.


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Christine Abdy

Information Access Officer

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester   M3 3AW


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Gadawodd J Roberts anodiad ()

The decisio is now available.


'2. The allegations that have led to Dr Tavakoli’s hearing relate to his conduct in respect of answers given in two applications forms. It is alleged by the General Medical Council (GMC) that Dr Tavakoli submitted an application in 2018 to Whittington Health NHS Trust (‘Whittington’) and answered ‘no’ in respect of questions regarding his previous GMC history. It is also alleged by the GMC that Dr Tavakoli submitted an application in 2019 for registration with DRC Group, a locum agency, and provided answers which did not adequately explain the full extent of the ongoing GMC investigations. It is further alleged by the GMC that Dr Tavakoli’s actions were dishonest.

Investigation 1

3. On 19 October 2012 Dr Tavakoli accepted a caution XXX from the Metropolitan Police XXX. In November 2012 Dr Tavakoli applied for a post as a Senior House Officer Trust Doctor in Surgery at South London Healthcare NHS Trust. He did not mention the caution in a number of forms. This matter was referred to the GMC in 2013 and Dr Tavakoli was informed of the GMC investigation into the incident on 10 January 2013.

28. The Tribunal determined that Dr Tavakoli’s actions represented a clear breach of the fundamental tenets of the profession in terms of the need to act with honesty and integrity. The failure to declare the GMC warning and the full extent of the GMC investigation when completing the application forms is an example of conduct which would undermine public trust in the profession. In addition, members of the profession would regard Dr Tavakoli’s conduct as deplorable.' (page 23)