Mr Terry J Hindmarch

Profession: Occupational therapist

Registration Number: OT32281

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 29/10/2018 End: 17:00 06/11/2018

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

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned part heard

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Allegation

 

Whilst registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Occupational
Therapist, you:

1. In regards to Service User 1, between 2014- 2015:

a) delayed handing over vital equipment which had been delivered to the care home;

b) due to your lack of contact with Service User 1, did not recognise significant decline in
and/or take action regarding Service User 1’s
condition;

c) did not seek timely senior support to handover the equipment and/or wait for the
representative’s handover;

d) did not follow due process for a full manual handling assessment of slings/hoist as
Service User 1 had not previously been hoisted;

e) did not provide an accurate verbal handover to support staff;

2. In regards to Service User 2, between 2014- 2015:

a) did not contact and/or record contact with Service User 2 in a timely manner to progress
their case;

b) did not maintain adequate case recordings for Service User 2;

c) did not follow management instructions to actively contact Service User 2;

d) did not complete an adequate Assessment report for Service User 2 in that it
required substantial amendments before it was authorised;

3. In regards to Service User 3, in 2015:

a) did not maintain adequate contact with Service User 3’s family in regards to potential
Disability Facilities Grant funding;

b) did not provide adequate information at a case conference meeting at a hospital
on an unknown date in 2015;

c) did not establish a therapeutic relationship and/or advocate on behalf
of the family through the grant process;

d) did not work with other agencies in regards to Service User 3.

4. In regards to Service User 4:

a) did not record any contact with Service User 4  between 19 May 2015 and 6 August 2015 and/or maintain adequate records
for this Service User;.

5. In regards to Service User 5, in 2015:

a) did not contact a district nurse as instructed by your manager;

b) did not make a recommendation about widening the doorway and ramping until 22 June
2015 and/or progress the case in a timely manner;

c) did not record your clinical reasoning for changing your recommendation a bariatric bed for Service User 5 and/or did not order a bed
for Service User 5.

6. In regards to Service User 6:

a) did not progress Service User 6’s case in a timely manner;

b) did not follow a management instruction not to contact Service User 6 when the case had
been transferred to a new worker.

7. In regards to Service User 7, in 2015, you:

a) did not explain eligibility criteria to support your decision not to supply
seating to Service User 7

; and/or

b) did not provide advice about possible alternative solutions.

8. In regards to Service User 8, in June 2015:

a) made no formal introduction and/or provide a reason for visiting Service User 8 and/or
display your identification badge;

b) did not explore and/or record exploring Service User 8’s feelings of low mood and/or
respond to his suicidal statements;

c) did not ensure that appropriate mental health treatment was sought and/or was provided
to Service User 8.

9. In regards to Service User 9, in June 2015, did not acknowledge and/or record Service
User 9’s low mood or suicidal thoughts during his angry outbursts.

10. In regards to Service User 10, in June 2015:

a) produced an Assessment Report for Service User 10 that:

i. contained insufficient and/or incorrect information; and/or

ii. could not be authorised.

11. In regards to Service User 11, in 2015:

a) did not progress Service User 11’s needs for shower equipment;

b) did not evidence the activities you had undertaken in the case recordings;

c) did not undertake and/or record a follow up visit to Service User 11;

d) left Service User 11 at significant risk when transferring on or off the stairlift and/or
accessing the shower facilities.

12. In regards to Service User 12, in 2014:

a) unnecessarily questioned Service User 12 repeatedly;

b) did not end and/or re-arrange the assessment when Service User 12 felt unwell;

c) did not seek advice from the nurse on duty.

13. In regards to Service User 13, in 2014:

a) Asked Service User 13 to stand from his
chair despite him having no lower garments on;

b) did not identify Service User 13 was spending the majority
of his time in the bedroom.

14. In regards to Service User 14, in March 2016:

a) did not follow an instruction from your manager to contact the community nursing team the morning after your visit;

b) did not fully lead the assessment of Service User 14;

c) did not assess and/or explore Service User 14’s comments in relation to
suicide risk.

15. In regards to Service User 15, in March 2016:

a) did not progress Service User 15’s case in a timely manner in that you did not
complete Service User 15’s report following an instruction from your
manager;

b) did not communicate the outcomes of Service User 15’s assessment to her housing
provider and/or to the Service User.

16. In regards to Service User 16, in 2016:

a) Prescribed an unsuitable piece of equipment;

b) did not manage and/or record the risks to Service User 16 following your allocation of
equipment.

17. The matters as set out in paragraphs 1- 16 constitutes misconduct and/or lack of
competence.

18. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to practise as an
Occupational Therapist is impaired.”

 

Finding

No information currently available

Order

No information currently available

Notes

This hearing adjourned part-heard and is due to reconvene on 28 and 29 Janaury 2019.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Terry J Hindmarch

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
29/10/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard