A month-long tribunal is to be held looking into allegations of misconduct and failure of care by an East Lancashire doctor.

Dr Gary Tudor, a practising doctor based in Rossendale, is accused of failing to provide good clinical care to 14 patients in respect of their diagnoses, as well as making prescription, record keeping, examination, informed consent, and communications failings.

It is alleged these failings took place between August 2017 and May 2020.

The misconduct tribunal, held by the Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal Service, will also inquire into allegations that, between 2017 and 2020, Dr Tudor undertook regulated activities without having the necessary registration with the Care Quality Commission.

Further allegations will be looked at in relation to an incident in 2019, where Dr Tudor is said to have dishonestly breached conditions imposed on his registration by the Interim Orders Tribunal (IOT), and in 2020 allegedly provided clinical care while suspended by the IOT.

The hearing is expected to run from January 9 until February 10.

In 2017, Dr Tudor opened Tudor Medical Matters situated in Bank Street, Rawtenstall, alongside his wife Jane.

In November 2020, Tudor Medical Matters Ltd, was fined £8,000 at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay £4,962.55 costs as a result of the prosecution brought by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

At a previous hearing, Tudor Medical Matters pleaded guilty to providing regulated activities, including diagnostic screening and treatment, without CQC registration.

Inspectors found price lists for services and patient records showing that the company was offering numerous regulated activities – including consultations, blood tests and scan referrals.

In an interview with inspectors, a representative of Tudor Medical Matters admitted providing regulated activities without registration since early 2017.

Following the CQC’s intervention, Tudor Medical Matters applied for registration. However, the company continued to break the law by providing regulated services before its application was approved on October 17, 2019.

Joyce Frederick, CQC’s deputy chief inspector of registration, said: “It is unacceptable that Tudor Medical Matters broke the law and risked people’s safety by operating without the benefit of CQC registration, so I welcome its guilty plea in this case.

“The registration process vets services before they care for patients. Services are then monitored and inspected to ensure that they continue to meet standards that people should be able to expect.

“Unregistered services operate without oversight, putting people at risk of harm.

“When we find providers operating illegally, we do not hesitate to act to protect people.”

A spokesman for the CQC said: “This is a criminal offence under section 10 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

“The prosecution was brought after CQC inspectors visited Tudor Medical Matters’ premises on October, 24 2018, prompted by concerns raised by a pharmacist about a potentially inappropriate dose of medication prescribed by a GP at the practice.

“At that time, a GP surgery was not registered at this location.”