Fraserburgh doctor to appear in front of tribunal after assault conviction

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A doctor based in Fraserburgh is to appear in front medical tribunal after being convicted of assault in 2015.

Dr Martin Thom, who is listed as doctor with Saltoun Surgery on Lochpots Road, is to appear before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service later this month.

Dr Thom was convicted of assault at Peterhead Sherrif Court in November 2015 and ordered to pay a fine of £360.

The medical tribunal will discuss the facts of the case and decide on whether it causes an impairment of the doctors ability to practice.

Possible sanctions that the face Dr Thom as a result of the tribunal include being struck off of having his license suspended for up to three years.

Alternatively he could have conditions imposed on him by the tribunal that he would need to follow in order to keep practising or the medical watchdog could decide that no further action is necessary.

The case against Dr Thom was brought by the General Medical Council (GMC) following the doctors conviction.

The case will be heard in Manchester between September 26 and September 28.