Miss Hannah Hochland

Profession: Prosthetist / orthotist

Registration Number: PO04211

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 10/12/2018 End: 17:00 12/12/2018

Location: Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS), 405 Kennington Road

Panel: Health Committee
Outcome: Conditions of Practice

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By reason of your physical and/or mental health, your fitness to practise as an Orthotist is impaired.


Preliminary matters:

1. The Panel found that there had been good service of the notice of the hearing. The Registrant was both present and represented.  

Hearing in Private

2. The Panel made the decision to hear the case in private, given that it involved consideration of sensitive matters relating to the Registrant’s health. The Panel accepted the Legal Assessor’s advice having regard to the Registrant’s right to a private life and Article 6 of the ECHR and the HCPTS Practice Note, Conducting Hearings in Private.  

3.  The Panel having heard all the evidence imposed a Conditions of Practice Order for a period of 3 years. 



Order: The Registrar is directed to annotate the Register to show that for a period of 3 years from the date this order comes into effect (“the operative date”) you Hannah Hochland, must comply with the following conditions of practice:

(1) You must inform the HCPC within 7 days if you commence any role for which HCPC registration is required;

(2) You must inform the HCPC within 7 days of any disciplinary proceedings taken against you by your employer in any role for which HCPC registration is required,

(3) You must inform the HCPC within 7 days if you are medically suspended from any role for which HCPC registration is required,;

(4) In relation to any role to which HCPC registration is required you must inform the following parties, that your registration is subject to these conditions:

(a) Any organisation or person employing or contracting with you to undertake professional work,

(b) Any agency you are registered with or apply to be registered with (at the time of your application); and

(c) Any prospective employer (at the time of your application).

(5) You must inform your employer and HCPC within 7 days of any changes in your health condition which may impact on your working ability;

(6) Within the first 30 working days of taking up a role for which HCPC registration is required, you must meet with your supervisor and agree initial adjustments to put in place having regard to your health condition;

(7) For the first 30 working days after taking up a role  for which HCPC registration is required, you must undertake a period of work shadowing and/or be placed under the direct observation of a registered  Prosthetist/Orthotist;

(8) For the first 3 months following taking up a role requiring HCPC registration you must be indirectly supervised. Indirect supervision shall mean working in the same location as another HCPC registered Prosthetist/Orthotist, and not undertaking any home and/or off site visits unless accompanied by another HCPC registrant. 

(9) You must attend a weekly review meeting with a senior registered Prosthetist/Orthotist ( or in exceptional circumstances where one is unavailable a meeting with another health care professional)  to review your overall performance and in particular: 

.The effectiveness of any adjustments put in place and  any changes which are required to reflect your ongoing health  condition;  

.Your production of accurate and timely clinical records; 

.Your production of accurate and timely patient prescriptions and orders; 

.The arrangement of appointments and setting of review dates (within the bounds of any applicable local clinical guidelines); 

.The efficient and timely contacting of patients, relatives, colleagues and other professionals as required;  

.The assessment of patients; 

.Your personal accountability and responsibility for continuing to practise in accordance with relevant HCPC standards;

(10) You must produce to  the HCPC no less than 14 days before any future review hearing a report from your supervisor regarding your overall performance including each of the matters referred to in condition (9);  

(11) Any condition requiring you to provide information to the HCPC is to be met by you sending the information to the offices of the HCPC marked for the attention of the Director of Fitness to Practise.


Interim Order

The Panel makes an Interim Conditions of Practice Order under Article 31(2) of the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001, in the terms set out above and with immediate effect, the same being necessary to protect members of the public and being otherwise in the public interest up the operative date.

This order will expire: (if no appeal is made against the Panel’s decision and Order) upon the expiry of the period during which such an appeal could be made; (if an appeal is made against the Panel’s decision and Order) the final determination of that appeal, subject to a maximum period of 18 months.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Miss Hannah Hochland

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
10/12/2018 Health Committee Final Hearing Conditions of Practice