A DATE has been set for a hearing that will decide the fate of an under-fire doctor.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) will decide if consultant urologist Kavinder Madhra's fitness to practise is impaired.

Watchdog the General Medical Council alleges that following their assessment of Mr Madhra’s professional performance in May and June 2018, his professional performance was found to be unacceptable in the areas of assessment and clinical management and a cause for concern in the area of working with colleagues.

His case has been part heard by a panel on a number of occasions, including as recently as between October 19 and 23.

A tribunal will now reconvene in Manchester between February 9 and 12.

An external investigation is looking into concerns raised regarding urology treatment at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, the previous employees of the Barrow doctor.

Mr Madhra was suspended on at least two occasions during his time with UHMBT.

The first took place within months of the urologist starting at the trust in 2001.

In 2002 he was given a warning by the GMC but was allowed to continue working.

He continued to be paid while he spent a number of years retraining at the taxpayer’s expense and returned to Furness General Hospital in 2008.

However, concerns continued to emerge. In 2014, five complaints made on a single day led to him being suspended.

He was allowed to continue working until he resigned in September 2018 after the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) imposed conditions on his practice.

In May last year a hearing began at the MPTS in Manchester to decide if Mr Madhra’s fitness to practice is impaired.

The tribunal went on for longer than expected and had to be adjourned to a later date.

Under conditions on his practice, the consultant must notify the GMC before starting any new post and must seek approval from the body before starting work in a non-NHS post or setting.

He must also be closely supervised in all of his posts by a clinical supervisor, according to the conditions.

If the MPTS panel finds the case against Mr Madhra proven he faces being struck off and banned from working as a doctor again in the UK.