Mrs Louise A Baxter

Profession: Physiotherapist

Registration Number: PH51348

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 09:00 15/08/2016 End: 12:00 15/08/2016

Location: Health and Care Professions Council, 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

Panel: Health Committee
Outcome: Voluntary Removal agreed

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Allegation

Your fitness to practise as a Physiotherapist is impaired by reason of your health.

Finding

Preliminary Issues:


1. The Registrant did not attend the Hearing. The Panel was satisfied that there was good proof of the service of the Notice of Hearing. Mr Doyle applied for the Hearing to be heard in her absence. There had been communication with the Registrant and she had completed and signed a Voluntary Removal Agreement on 1 July 2016. At no stage had she indicated her desire to attend this Hearing or to be represented.  In all of the circumstances the Panel considered that the Registrant had voluntarily absented herself and determined that the Hearing should proceed in her absence.

 
2. Mr Doyle then asked for the hearing to be heard in private, as it concerned matters relating to the Registrant’s mental or physical health. The Panel agreed and the hearing was heard in private on the basis of this submission.


Background


3. The Registrant is the subject of an allegation to the effect that her fitness to practise as a Physiotherapist is impaired by reason of her mental and/or physical health.  On 12 November 2015 a Panel of the Investigating Committee determined that there was a case to answer in relation to that allegation.  The Registrant subsequently admitted the allegation in full, and confirmed that she wished to apply to be removed from the HCPC register. The HCPC on 13 June 2016 indicated that it was satisfied that it would be meeting its statutory objective of protecting the public if the Registrant’s name was removed from the Register and that would be done in similar terms to a Striking Off Order.  The Registrant signed a Voluntary Removal Agreement on 1 July 2016. She admitted the matters in full and asked for her name to be removed from the HCPC Register.


Decision


4. The Panel considered all of the matters before it and determined that it should accept the Agreement of Voluntary Removal. In making this decision the Panel is satisfied that the appropriate level of public protection is secured by the Registrant’s removal from the Register and such an action is not detrimental to the wider public interest. 


5. Accordingly the Consent Order for the Voluntary Removal from the Register has today been signed by the Chair of the Panel on behalf of the Panel.

Order

Order: The Panel granted to the Voluntary Removal Agreement.

Notes

No notes available

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mrs Louise A Baxter

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
15/08/2016 Health Committee Final Hearing Voluntary Removal agreed