HCPC fitness to practise - case studies

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 a social worker referred to the HCPC in the aftermath of a high-profile criminal prosecution. Our client was accused of failing to protect service users and failing to escalate concerns. Written submissions were made to the HCPC’s investigating committee arguing that the allegations were not well-founded. The investigating committee dismissed the case against our client.

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 radiographer facing a number of allegations including poor competence and aggressive behaviour. The case was heard by a panel of the HCPC’s conduct and competence committee. The panel found that our client’s fitness to practice was not currently impaired and therefore no sanction was imposed. Our client was able to continue to practice without restriction.

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 paramedic facing several allegations of poor professional competence and misconduct. Written submissions were made to the HCPC’s investigating committee who found that that there was no reasonable prospect of a finding of impairment of fitness to practise. The committee therefore concluded the case with no further action.

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.

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