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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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

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

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

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

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



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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
17/01/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
28/01/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended
29/10/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard