A doctor has been suspended from practicing for a month after failing to record a patient’s views in relation to a mental health admission as well lying about recording the patient’s heart and breathing sounds.

Dr Robert Mayombwe Lutaaya’s fitness to practice was deemed to be impaired following a nine-day hearing by the medical practitioner’s tribunal service in December.

The tribunal heard that on March 31, 2021, Dr Mayombwe Lutaaya, who was a practicing doctor based in Preston, admitted that when he consulted a patient, he failed to record the patient’s views towards mental health admission.

Dr Mayombwe Lutaaya also admitted to recording that he had heard the patient’s heart, breathing and bowel sounds, as well as assessing the patient’s vibration sense, when he had not heard or assessed any of the above.

In conclusion, it was determined that the doctor had been dishonest in both instances and the tribunal panel found that by way of his dishonesty his fitness to practice was impaired.

He was suspended from the register for a period of one month from December 21.