A doctor who worked at an Aberdeen hospital has been accused of lying about his ability to practise.
Dr Joseph Anku-Roberts at one time had a licence to practise medicine but has been accused of working as a doctor in Aberdeen after that document was withdrawn.
His case has been referred to the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service (MPTS) and a three-day disciplinary hearing is to take place in Manchester, starting on Monday.
The allegation that will be put to Dr Anku-Roberts is that his ability to be a doctor has been impaired due to misconduct.
It is alleged Dr Anku-Roberts worked at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, pictured, on one or more occasions as a locum junior doctor at a time when he knew he did not have a licence to practise.
It is also alleged that Dr Anku-Roberts failed to tell staff at ARI that his licence had been withdrawn from March 31 2017.
An MPTS report said: “It is alleged that these actions were dishonest.”
According to the MPTS, the allegations will be put to Dr Anku-Roberts at the start of the hearing and they could be amended at that point after representations have been made.
Dr Anku-Roberts has not yet had the opportunity to say if he accepts or denies the accusations against him.
If the tribunal finds any of the allegations proven, it can impose any of several sanctions.
The panel can end the case with no change to Dr Anku-Roberts’ registration or it could choose to take no further action against him on the basis that he adheres to conditions in a period of up to three years.
If he were to break those conditions, Dr Anku-Roberts could face further action from the MPTS.
Finally, the tribunal could decide to erase his name from the register.
The MPTS said it can take up to 28 days for it to inform the public of the panel’s decision and for any sanctions to take effect.
An NHS Grampian spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the proceedings.
“This doctor was employed as a locum and no longer works for us.”
Dr Anku-Roberts was unavailable for comment.