Our specialist team has experience of dealing with a wide range of cases before the HCPC and the following case studies are examples of our recent work in this area. If you are under investigation by the HCPC or you have been referred to a hearing, please contact our specialist fitness to practise lawyers on 0203 816 9274 without delay.
Our lawyers acted for an operating department practitioner who was accused of misconduct relating to medicines management. The allegations were admitted and submissions made to the investigating committee. Strong evidence of excellent practise was presented along with significant insight and remediation. The allegations amounted to misconduct but the investigating committee found there was no prospect of a finding of current impairment. The panel concluded there was no case to answer.
Our lawyers acted for a social worker who was charged with breaching professional boundaries. The misconduct was admitted but the panel found that the breach was not sufficiently serious to constitute misconduct. The case was concluded and the social worker was allowed to continue practise without restriction.
Our lawyers acted for a social worker who was referred to the HCPC after misconduct was alleged in relation to the care of an elderly service user. The misconduct was denied but separate allegations of failing to appropriately document actions was admitted. The panel found only the failing to document proven but considered this, as an isolated incident, did not amount to misconduct. Our client was able to continue practise without restriction.