Mrs Claire Herbert

Profession: Chiropodist / podiatrist

Registration Number: CH13284

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 09:00 29/08/2017 End: 16:00 30/08/2017

Location: Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS), 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

Panel: Health Committee
Outcome: Suspended

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Your fitness to practise as a Chiropodist / Podiatrist is impaired by reason of your physical and/or mental health


Preliminary Matters

Service of Notice

1. The notice of this hearing was sent to the Registrant at her address as it appeared in the register on 26 June 2017. The notice contained the date, time and venue of today’s hearing.

2. The Panel accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor, and is satisfied that notice of today’s hearing has been served in accordance with Rule 6(1) of the Health Committee Rules 2003 (the “Rules”).

Proceeding in private

3. The Panel heard that matters relating to the Registrant’s health were to be discussed as part of this application. Ms Eales submitted that it was appropriate that the entire hearing be held in private as the Registrant’s health was intrinsically linked to the issues in this case. The Panel accepted the Legal Assessor’s advice and it noted Rule 10(1)(a) of the Health and Care Professions Council (Health Committee) Procedure Rules 2003 (“Procedural Rules”) whereby matters pertaining to the private life of the Registrant, the complainant, any person giving evidence or of any Patient or Client should be heard in private. The Panel agreed the entire hearing should be in private as the Registrant’s health issues form the entirety of the HCPC’s case at this stage.


The Registrar is directed to suspend the name of Mrs Claire Herbert from the Chiropodist / Podiatrist part of the Register for a period of 12 months.


The order imposed today will apply from 26 September 2017.

This order will be reviewed again before its expiry on 26 September 2018.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mrs Claire Herbert

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
20/11/2019 Health Committee Review Hearing No further action
12/08/2019 Health Committee Review Hearing Suspended
21/09/2018 Health Committee Review Hearing Suspended
23/08/2018 Health Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
29/08/2017 Health Committee Final Hearing Suspended