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Lydall to face UK medical tribunal

Lydall to face UK medical tribunal

Thursday 06 August 2020

Lydall to face UK medical tribunal


Disgraced psychiatrist Gregory Lydall, who was jailed in October for downloading indecent images of children, will face a medical tribunal next week, which will decide whether to revoke his license to practise.

Lydall, 45, was sentenced to 30 months in prison last year for downloading hundreds of indecent images of children under the age of 16 and thousands of computer-generated images of child pornography.

The former Adult Mental Health Services Consultant for HSC has been suspended by an Interim Order of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service since March 2019.

His interim suspension by the MPTS, pending a full investigation, was upheld and extended on 30 June this year. 

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Pictured: Former HSC employee Greg Lydall was removed from the Guernsey Bailiwick Register of Doctors on 20 May 2019.

The MPTS was set up by the General Medical Council, which is Lydall's regulatory body, in 2011 to make independent adjudications on a medical professional's fitness to practise in the UK. 

The tribunal has the power to make lengthy suspensions and, in some cases, to fully revoke a medical professional's license to operate.

Other recent hearing results have seen the tribunal add conditions to a doctor's license, issue a formal warning, or declare them "not impaired" to practise. 

In a pre-hearing statement for Lydall's hearing, the MPTS said: "The tribunal will enquire into the allegation that, on 29 August 2019 at the Royal Court of Guernsey, Dr Lydall was convicted of seven counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, three counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and one count of possessing an indecent pseudo-photograph of a child."

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Pictured: The General Medical Council is Lydall's regulatory body (Credit GMC Facebook page). 

It continued: "It will further enquire into the allegation that, on 31 October 2019, Dr Lydall was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment, three years’ extended sentence licence upon release, and notification requirements for a period of ten years."

The virtual hearing is due to begin on 10 August. 

To read more about the Lydall case:

Paedophile psychiatrist sentenced 

HSC lament "serious and shocking offences"

Helpline opened after Lydall admits charges 

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