Dr Rajshree Weston

Profession: Practitioner psychologist

Registration Number: PYL22289

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 09:00 03/09/2018 End: 16:00 07/09/2018

Location: Avonmouth House 6 Avonmouth Street London SE1 6NX

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned part heard

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Allegation

 

 

Whilst registered as a Practitioner Psychologist:

 

1. In relation to Service User A:

 

a) Between approximately 2014 and March 2017 you maintained contact with Service User A after Service User A had ceased to be under your clinical care

 

b) On or around 5 May 2016 you had a telephone conversation with a member of Service User A’s treatment team regarding your scheduled visit on 9 May 2016 and you:

 

i. Requested confidential information regarding Service User A’s Section 17 leave

 

ii. Stated that Service User A did not require escorts

 

iii. Requested that Service User A's Section 17 leave be reviewed that day

 

iv. Requested that there be no escorts during your visit

 

c) On or around 6 May 2016 you had a telephone conversation with a member of Service User A’s treatment team regarding your scheduled visit on 9 May 2016 and you:

 

i. Stated that “If observing staff are going to be present, I will not attend” or words to that effect

 

ii. Requested confidential information regarding Service User A’s Section 17 leave

 

iii. Stated “This is not a standard friendship I am an ongoing supporting professional previously involved in [Service User A]’s care” or words to that effect

 

d) On or around 9th May 2016 you visited Service User A and you:

 

i. Suggested that Service User A's care team should "make allowances" for you or words to that effect

 

ii. Did not acknowledge the care team’s concerns about Service User A’s perception of your relationship with Service User A

 

iii. Requested confidential information about Service User A from Service User A's care team

 

iv. Expressed dissatisfaction at having to comply with the hospital’s policies around visit times and protected meal times

 

v. When advised that it would not be appropriate to bring your boyfriend to a visit you stated "it wouldn’t be a problem because of who I am" or words to that effect

 

vi. Told Service User A that the Psychologist and Ward Doctor said [Service User A] would "freak out" if you [the Registrant] brought your boyfriend with you, or words to that effect

 

vii. Asked Service User A why Service User A didn’t want to meet your boyfriend and suggested that you would bring him next time "just to see how it goes" or words to that effect

 

viii. Told Service User A that you would not be able to talk properly with Service User A whilst the observing staff were present, or words to that effect

 

ix. Suggested that it might be possible for Service User A to move to your practice area or words to that effect

 

x. Encouraged Service User A to request unescorted Section 17 leave

 

xi. Asked Service User A if your "weekly sessions were helping" or words to that effect

 

e) On or around 23 May 2016 you informed Service User A that your boyfriend had killed himself

 

f) In June 2016, during a weekly telephone conversation you told Service User A that you missed your boyfriend

 

g) On or around 5 November 2016 you attended Service User A’s family home during Service User A's Section 17 leave:

 

i. Without prior discussion or agreement from Service User A's treating hospital

 

ii. Suggested during the visit that Service User A should move to Cambridge after Service User A is discharged

 

iii. Suggested Service User A could attend your son’s football matches with you after Service User A is discharged

 

iv. Asked Service User A if one of the escorting staff members was the reason Service User A didn’t want to come to Cambridge or words to that effect

 

h) On an unknown date told Service User A that you didn’t think Service User A had Autism Spectrum Disorder ("ASD") despite that fact that Service User A had recently been assessed and diagnosed

 

i) On or around 25th November 2016 you told Service User A that you wanted to be present at an assessment for a specialist ASD service and / or you wanted to be part of the deciding panel, or words to that effect

 

j) In approximately March 2017 you told Service User A that if Service User A doesn’t believe in God Service User A will "burn in hellfire" or words to that effect

 

2. The matters set out in paragraph 1 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

 

3. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to practise is impaired.

 

Finding

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Order

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Notes

 

The hearing will be relisted on 28 September 2018

 

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Dr Rajshree Weston

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
28/09/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended
03/09/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard