Mrs Melanie J Englishby

Profession: Physiotherapist

Registration Number: PH38693

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 05/08/2019 End: 17:00 09/08/2019

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

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Hearing has not yet been held

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Allegation

Whilst employed as a Physiotherapist at Milton Keynes Hospital, you:

1. Marked an attended visit on the electronic diary system when there are no records for the visit and /or did not make case recordings in relation to the visits on:

a) 18 August 2014 in relation to Patient A

b) 7 October 2014, in relation to Patient B

c) 25 November 2014, in relation to Patient D

d) 10 March 2015, in relation to Patient F

e) 16 December 2015, in relation to Patient L

f) 11 March 2015, in relation to Patient E

2. In relation to Patient C, you:

a) On 8 October 2014, marked an attended visit on the electronic
diary system when there are no records for this visit.

b) Did not attend any further visits and/or record any further visits or
contact between around 9 October 2014 and 22 October 2014.

c) Did not attend any further visits and/or record any further visits or
contact between 22 October 2014 and 21 November 2014.

d) Did not record accurate information within the discharge letter
dated 21 November 2014.


3. In relation to Patient I, you:

a) Did not attempt contact and/or attend a further visit between 29
October 2015 and 7 December 2015.

b) Did not make contemporaneous case recordings in that you made
a retrospective case entry on 19 January 2016 in relation to an appointment held on 16 December 2015.

4. In relation to Patient J, you:

a) Did not conduct an adequate assessment on 4 November 2015 in
that you did not assess and/or record:

(i) any drug history;

(ii) the patient’s muscle strength;

(iii) what exercises were shown to the patient

b) Did not provide a follow up review after 4 November 2015

c) Did not record accurate information within the discharge letter
dated 4 January 2016

5. In relation to Patient M, on 22 December 2015, you:

a) Marked an attended visit on the electronic diary system when there are no physiotherapy records for this visit

b) Falsely represented that you had attended a visit in that you:

i. Signed out and back into the physiotherapy department

ii. Made a travel claim

6. In relation to Patient N, you:

a) On 5 January 2016, marked that you attended a visit on the
electronic diary system when there are no physiotherapy records for
this visit.

b) Did not make contemporaneous case recordings in that you made
a retrospective case entry on 19 January 2016 for this visit.

7. In relation to Patient H, you:

a) Did not complete and/or record an adequate assessment at an
appointment on 22 October 2015

b) Did not make case records for the appointment on 11 or 12
January 2016

c) Did not record accurate information within the discharge letter
dated 19 January 2016

8. In relation to Patient D, you sent a discharge letter dated 15
December 2014 noting that the patient’s ‘timed walk’ had improved
without having conducted and/or recorded this assessment

9. In relation to Patient L, you did not make contemporaneous case
recordings in that you made a retrospective case entry on 19 January
2016 in relation to an appointment on 16 December 2015.

10. The actions alleged at particular 5b are dishonest.

11. The matters alleged at particulars  5b 10 constitutes
misconduct.

12. The matters alleged at particulars 1 – 4, 5a and 6 –  7
and 8– 9 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

13. By reason of that misconduct and/or lack of competence, your
fitness to practise as a Physiotherapist is impaired.

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mrs Melanie J Englishby

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
05/08/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held