Mr Neil Jason Watkinson

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW42414

Hearing Type: Interim Order Application

Date and Time of hearing: 11:30 18/07/2018 End: 16:00 18/07/2018

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

Panel: Investigating committee
Outcome: Interim Conditions of Practice

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The Registrar is directed to annotate the HCPC Register to show that for a period of 12 months from the date that this Order takes effect (“the Operative Date”) you Neil J Watkinson must comply with the following conditions of practice:

1. You must make arrangements for the testing of your blood and/or urine for the recent and long term ingestion of crack cocaine and heroin every 3 months. You must provide to the HCPC details of the testing arrangements and forward copies of the test results to the HCPC within 14 days of them being received by you and in any event within 14 days of any review hearing.

2. You must promptly inform the HCPC if you cease to be employed by your current employer or take up any other or further employment.

3. You must promptly inform the HCPC of any disciplinary proceedings taken against you by your employer.

4. 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 application); and

C. any prospective employer (at the time of your application).

5. You will be responsible for meeting any and all costs associated with complying with these conditions.

6. Any condition requiring you to provide any 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 or the Head of Case Management.


This Order will be reviewed by the Committee no later than 18 January 2019 or earlier if new evidence which is relevant to the Order becomes available after it was made.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Neil Jason Watkinson

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
17/04/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
07/01/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
18/07/2018 Investigating committee Interim Order Application Interim Conditions of Practice