A doctor is being investigated over allegations that he shook and slapped a patient across the face and said it “felt good”.
A tribunal has been presented with claims that, on May 23, 2020, Dr Ziyad Al-Janabi shouted at a patient inappropriately and shook their shoulders and head.
It is alleged the doctor slapped the patient on their cheeks. Dr Al-Janabi has admitted to saying “that felt good”, or words to that effect.
The other allegations are yet to be determined.
Dr Al-Janabi, who graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2002, is registered as working in South Ayrshire.
A panel at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) will determine if Dr Al-Janabi’s fitness to practise is impaired.
Disciplinary hearings began on November 28 virtually, and are expected to continue until December 7.
The tribunal considers evidence regarding alleged misconduct by doctors brought by the General Medical Council (GMC) – the regulatory body for doctors.
The MPTS decides whether UK-registered doctors are fit to practise – if not, it also rules on how they should be sanctioned.
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