Doctor Satpal Singh Jabbal
A doctor who touched-up junior nurses whilst he was employed at Wishaw General Hospital could be allowed to return to practice.
A review hearing for Dr Satpal Singh Jabbal has been set for November 29.
He was suspended from practicing for nine months earlier this year,.
However, that period of suspension is now coming to an end.
At the review hearing in November, the Fitness to Practice Panel will decide whether he can work as a doctor again, whether he can return to work but with conditions placed upon on his registration, or whether his current suspension will be continued for a further period.
One nurse told Jabbal’s original disciplinary hearing how he had touched her bottom when she was attending to a vulnerable patient.
She said that he had, apparently, found it amusing that she was unable to move.
And another member of staff explained to the hearing how he had grabbed her breasts and then pulled her out of a chair.
The incidents of misconduct took place between 2001 and 2007, and Jabbal was sacked from the hospital in 2009.
Jabbal was also found guilty of dishonesty and misleading an interview panel about why he was dismissed from Wishaw General Hospital when he was applying for a job in Hereford, England.