Mr John F Skelton

Profession: Prosthetist / orthotist

Registration Number: PO00623

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 12:00 10/04/2018 End: 16:00 10/04/2018

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

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Hearing has not yet been held

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During the course of your employment as an Orthotist at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust from around March 2014 until around March 2015 you:
1. In relation to Service User A:
a) On or around 8 August 2014 you:
i. Did not consistently use professional communication
ii. You did not appropriately accommodate Service User A’s wishes
2. In relation to Service User B, who has cerebal palsy:
a) On or around 8 August 2014 you:
i. Said ‘‘you don’t have a disability,’’ or words to that effect
ii. Said Colleague A ‘‘was talking a load nonsense,’’ or words to that effect
iii. [Not proved]
iv. [Not proved]
3. In relation to Service User C:
a) Used unprofessional and or/inappropriate language including:
i. ‘‘if you were my private patient, I would not be treating you’’, or words to that effect
ii. ‘‘you don’t need splints’’ or words to that effect
iii. ‘‘she will want to wear high heels and by fitting her with splints you are not allowing her to do that,’’ or words to that effect
b) Did not appear to accommodate the wishes of Service User D, Service User C’s mother, in providing treatment to Service User C
4. In relation to Service User E:
a) On an unknown date before 26 February 2015 you:
i. Spoke to Service User E in an inappropriate manner
ii. Attempted to put Service User E’s foot into a splint that was not appropriate on more than one occasion
iii. Said her pain ‘‘was psychosomatic,’’ or words to that effect
iv. Said ‘‘why don’t you cut your leg off,’’ or words to that effect
b) On or around 26 February 2015 you:
i. Repeatedly called her by her last name
ii. Said ‘‘I am calling you by your last name, as you refused to be seen by me,’’ or words to that effect.
5. [Not proved]
6. On an unknown date you called Colleague B ‘‘petunia’’
a) The comment referred to in 6 was said in front of Service Users.
7. On an unknown date in the workplace, without reasonable excuse, you used racist and/or inappropriate terminology including:
a) ‘Paki’
b) ‘Chocolate Tart’
c) ‘Nigger’
d) [Not proved]
8. The matters described in paragraphs 1-7 constitute misconduct.
9. By reason of that misconduct your fitness to practise is impaired.


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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr John F Skelton

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
27/04/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Struck off
10/04/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
07/11/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
23/01/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended