Mr David Colin Fisher

Profession: Hearing aid dispenser

Registration Number: HAD00383

Hearing Type: Restoration Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 05/12/2019 End: 17:00 05/12/2019

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

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned

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Allegation

During the course of your employment as a Hearing Aid Dispenser employed by Hidden Hearing Limited, you:

1. Entered a full audiogram on the system on 14 February 2012 for Service User A even though you had not given him a full hearing test.

2. Asked Colleague A to pre-date a fitting receipt upon learning of Service User B's death on 17 May 2012.

3. Asked Colleague B to store the unfitted aids belonging to Service User B in a drawer rather than sending them back to Head Office within the refund period.

4. On 22 May 2012 you sold two hearing aids to Service User C and you:

a) did not ask the service user about insurance;

b) did not check company records to see if the service user had insurance;

c) processed the sale as two replacements which would have earned you commission of £1,222 at the rate of 30% on the price of both hearing aids rather than as insurance claims which would have earned you 12.5% on the price of the aids;

d) gave documents belonging to Service User C including valid insurance certificates for hearing aids to Colleague B to shred.

5. On 22 May 2012 you sold two hearing aids to Service User D and you:

a) did not ask the service user about insurance;

b) did not check company records to see if the service user had insurance;

c) processed the sale as two replacements which would have earned you commission of £1,540 at the rate of 30% on the price of both hearing aids, rather than dealing with one of the hearing aids as an insurance claim which would have earned you a commission of 12.5% on the price of that aid;

d) gave documents belonging to Service User D including insurance documents relevant to hearing aids to Colleague B to shred.

6. Your actions at paragraphs 1 –5 were dishonest.

7. The matters described in paragraphs 1 - 5 constitute misconduct.

8. By reason of your misconduct your fitness to practise is impaired.

 

Finding

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Order

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Notes

This hearing has adjourned, with no evidence heard. The date for the rescheduled hearing is to be confirmed.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr David Colin Fisher

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
24/01/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Restoration Hearing Restored
05/12/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Restoration Hearing Adjourned