A CONSULTANT has had restrictions placed on his practice after a ruling from a medical tribunal.

A panel found Kavinder Madhra’s fitness to practise was impaired following allegations raised by the UK’s medical watchdog.

The General Medical Council alleged that following an 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.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has now imposed restrictions on the urologist’s practice after a panel ruled on the allegations.

They had already proved that his professional performance was a cause for concern after Mr Madhra admitted the allegation.

The MPTS has not revealed at this stage whether the other allegations were proven as these decisions were taken in private.

The GMC said that 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.

And he must design a personal development plan, with ‘specific aims to address the deficiencies’ in assessment and clinical management.

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 consultant.

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 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 MPTS imposed interim conditions on his practice.

According to the medical register, he does not currently hold a licence to practice.