Dr Rajdeep Singh SANDHU GMC ref no. 6061422 - copy of MPT determination

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Dear General Medical Council,

Please send me full details of the MPT hearing concerning Dr Rajdeep Singh SANDHU that concluded on 11 Feb 2021 :

https://www.mpts-uk.org/hearings-and-dec...

'Dr Rajdeep Singh SANDHU
Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing concluded
Outcome on impairment Impaired
Summary of outcome Erasure
Type of case Conviction / Caution
Hearing date from 08 Feb 2021
Hearing date to 11 Feb 2021

Location of hearing
This was a virtual hearing. Contact us about observing a hearing
GMC reference number 6061422
Area of incident Australia

Decision

Full details of this hearing will be published shortly'

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Sophie Lawson (0161 240 3027), General Medical Council

Dear J Roberts

Your information request - IR1-3066862541

Thank you for your email dated 23 May 2021 in which you ask for the full
details of the MPT hearing concerning Dr Rajdeep Singh Sandhu that
concluded on 11 February 2021.

 

How we will consider your request

We’re going to consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA). The FOIA gives us 20 working days to respond, but we’ll come
back to you as soon as we can.

 

Who to contact

Matt McCoig-Lees will be handling your request. If you have any questions
you can contact him via email at [1][email address].

 

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Sophie Lawson

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Matthew McCoig-Lees (0161 923 6579), General Medical Council

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Dear J Roberts

 

I write further to previous correspondence.

 

The decision is now on the Dr’s LRMP record and will be on the list of
recent MPTS decisions on their website within 24 hours.

 

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Matthew McCoig-Lees

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From: Sophie Lawson (0161 240 3027)
Sent: 25 May 2021 13:23
To: [FOI #758033 email]
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Dr Rajdeep Singh SANDHU GMC
ref no. 6061422 - copy of MPT determination

 

Dear J Roberts

Your information request - IR1-3066862541

Thank you for your email dated 23 May 2021 in which you ask for the full
details of the MPT hearing concerning Dr Rajdeep Singh Sandhu that
concluded on 11 February 2021.

 

How we will consider your request

We’re going to consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA). The FOIA gives us 20 working days to respond, but we’ll come
back to you as soon as we can.

 

Who to contact

Matt McCoig-Lees will be handling your request. If you have any questions
you can contact him via email at [4][email address].

 

Yours sincerely

 

Sophie Lawson

Inquiries Disclosure Adviser

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AW

 

Email: [5][email address]

Website: [6]www.gmc-uk.org

Telephone: 0161 240 3029

 

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ERASURE

The determination is still not available on the MPTS website (11/6/21), but can be downloaded from the GMC website:

https://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/6061422

'20. The Tribunal considered whether or not the conviction for possessing child exploitation material was a conviction which, if committed in England and Wales, would constitute a criminal offence.

27. The Tribunal has determined the facts as follows:

1. On 6 July 2020 at the District Court of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, you were:

a. convicted of Possessing Child Exploitation Material contrary to Section 228D of the Criminal Code; Found Proved

b. sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years. Found Proved

2. The offence outlined above, if committed in England and Wales, would constitute a criminal offence. Found Proved as amended

32. Mr Slack directed the Tribunal’s attention to the Judge’s sentencing remarks in which he states:

...

“Two of the images were in the more serious category, I agree. The maximum penalty is 14 years jail."

49. In light of the evidence before it, the Tribunal determined that there remains a risk of repetition. Dr Sandhu tried to blame others for his situation and has not taken responsibility for his actions and this lack of insight leads the Tribunal to conclude that it cannot be said that the conduct is highly unlikely to be repeated. Accordingly, there is a real risk of repetition.'