Dr Paul F J Fleming

Profession: Practitioner psychologist

Registration Number: PYL24577

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 28/01/2019 End: 17:00 31/01/2019

Location: Mercure Glasgow City Hotel - 201 Ingram Street - G1 1DQ

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned part heard

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Allegation

During the course of your employment at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (Adult Mental Health) and while registered as a Practitioner Psychologist, on dates between 03 July 2012 and 31 August 2015, you:

1. On dates between 31 July 2014 and 18 September 2014, you did not follow appropriate statutory safeguarding procedures, in that;

a) Following a disclosure on 31 July 2014, by Patient Five, of historic sexual abuse by a general practitioner to your supervisee, Colleague F, you:

i. During supervision you did not advise Colleague F that the matter should be reported;

ii. When your advice was queried by Colleague F you agreed to seek further advice but did not do so in a timely manner;

b) When Colleague F reported her concerns to her Clinical Tutor and Local Area Tutor in September 2014, you were instructed to raise the matter with Patient Five and the Police, but:

i. did not do so until November 2014;

ii. did not respond to emails from Colleague F regarding the appointment with Patient Five until instructed by a senior colleague.

2. Did not manage and/or record patient care in an appropriate manner, in respect of:

a) Patient One, in that you;

i. did not make arrangements for community CBT as discussed with Patient One;

ii. Did not write a discharge letter to Patient One’s GP;

b) Patient Two, in that you left the case file open without recording any notes and/or contacts despite approximately 35 contacts being recorded as attended on the electronic diary system between 03 July 2012 and 31 August 2015.

c) Patient Three, in that you tested and assessed Patient Three, but:

i. did not record what psychometric test materials you had used in the case notes;

ii. did not record the results of the tests in the case notes;

iii. Did not record an assessment letter and/or final report.

iv. Did not make any notes of any consultations with the patient for
approximately 16 appointments.

d) Patient Four, in that you did not;

i. complete the assessment report and/or;

ii. communicate the outcome of the assessment to Patient Four.

3. On dates between April 2014 and 8 September 2014, while supervising a Student Psychologist, Colleague F, you:

a) did not ensure Colleague F had a caseload suitable for her development needs;

b) did not provide a suitable induction, in that you:

i. did not set out risk management strategies;

ii. did not agree a suitable framework for supervision;

c) did not structure your supervision sessions appropriately.

d) did not provide adequate feedback to Colleague F following your observations of her clinical work.

e) did not complete and/or contribute to the placement outcomes documentation at the end of the Placement.

4. The matters set out in particulars 1 - 3 above constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

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

Finding

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Order

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Notes

This Hearing was adjourned Part-Heard. The reconvened hearing date is to be confirmed.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Dr Paul F J Fleming

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
28/01/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard
09/07/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned