Bristol doctor to face tribunal over alleged failure to declare drink-driving conviction

A Bristol doctor is set to face a tribunal over allegations that he failed to declare a drink-driving conviction when he applied to join the medical register.

The hearing will investigate the allegation that Dr David Adams was convicted of drink-driving at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on October 10, 2019. He was allegedly given a £440 fine and disqualified from driving for 17 months for the crime, which happened on September 21, 2019.

It is also alleged that Dr Adams dishonestly failed to declare this during two separate applications to the General Medical Council to restore his name to the medical register. He also allegedly failed to declare it after he was restored to the medical register on December 17, 2019.

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The worst punishment he could face is being struck off the medical register, which would prevent him from practising as a doctor. The hearing will run until March 16.

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