Mr Alexander Fawcett

Profession: Physiotherapist

Registration Number: PH105798

Interim Order: Imposed on 13 Jan 2016

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 01/02/2019 End: 12:00 01/02/2019

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

As found proven at the final hearing on 1 November 2016:

 

During the course of your employment as a Physiotherapist at Medway NHS Foundation Trust between 21 January 2015 and 14 September 2015, you:

 

1. did not complete your probationary period due to concerns regarding:

 

a. your note keeping in that your;

i. patient records were consistently illegible;

ii. patient records frequently included spelling errors;

iii. patient records were not adequately structured;

iv. patient consistently did not include a subjective history;

v. patient notes consistently did not include clinical reasoning;

vi. problem lists consistently lacked sufficient detail.

 

b. your assessment skills in that you:

i. during your probation period frequently did not complete comprehensive

whole systems assessments;

ii. on at least two occasions, stated that two unknown patients chests were clear,

yet on assessment both patients had significant loads of sputum requiring invasive

treatment;

iii. did not link patient history and then adapt your assessment skills accordingly.

 

c. your use of monitoring during treatment sessions, in that you:

i. on an unknown date and in relation to an unknown patient, despite

identifying a patient had a high Oxygen demand and a labile blood pressure,

removed monitoring equipment and instructed the unknown patient to sit at it the

side of the side of the bed.

ii. on an unknown date and in relation to an unknown patient, took a blood

pressure despite the patient being stable for several days;

iii. on an unknown date and in relation to an unknown patient, did not

reconnect an HDU patient back to the ECG monitoring equipment.

 

d. your identification of patient problems;

 

e. your clinical reasoning;

 

f. your treatment selection, in that you;

i. did not reflect patient needs in that your treatment plans;

ii. did not prepare bed space adequately;

iii. did not return a patient’s table within reach of an HDU patient;

iv. left Oxygen cylinders by an HDU patient’s the bed;

iv. did not sufficiently frequently provide patients with exercises for their trunk;

v. needed to be prompted regarding the safe placement of a catheter.

 

g. your communication skills, in that you:

i. did not adapt your communication style to patient age;

ii. did not adapt your communication style to patient needs;

iii. often raised your voice unnecessarily to patients;

iv. Found not proven

 

2. The matters set out in paragraph 1 constitute misconduct and / or a 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

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Alexander Fawcett

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
01/02/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
01/11/2016 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended