Doctor accused of misconduct faces GMC Fitness to Practice Panel

Doctor misconduct claim

21.06.2006

A GP who worked in Liverpool is being investigated for misconduct before a General Medical Council (GMC) Fitness to Practice panel.

Inappropriate behaviour for a doctor

Dr Anthony Chyc is accused of inappropriate and improper conduct relating to female patients.

The charges also relate to the general administration of the practice.

He is accused of serious and systematic failings which had the potential to put patients at risk.

He faces charges involving over eighty patients.

He has admitted several charges of failing to refer patients and failing to file medical documents.

Anthony Chyc worked at Croxteth Hall Lane Medical Centre in Liverpool between September 1989 and September 1991.

He also worked at the Hawthorn Surgery, St Edmunds Primary Care Centre, in Colchester between January 1997 and February 2003.

The charges include failure to refer a patient for a brain scan, despite a recommendation from a consultant surgeon to do so. 

Failed sterilisation

Another patient alleges she became pregnant after Dr Chyc failed to refer her for a sterilisation to prevent her having any more children.

Another patient alleges she became pregnant after Dr Chyc failed to refer her for sterilisation to prevent her having any more children.

Under the misconduct route - involving a Fitness to Practice hearing, Chyc can be suspended for a period of time, ordered to re-train, or effectively suspended indefinitely. He cannot be struck off the medical register.

The hearing is expected to finish in July.