Mr Neil Jason Watkinson

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW42414

Interim Order: Imposed on 18 Jul 2018

Hearing Type: Interim Order Review

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 07/01/2019 End: 12:30 07/01/2019

Location: London

Panel: Investigating Committee
Outcome: Interim Conditions of Practice

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The Registrar is directed to annotate the HCPC Register to show that for a period of 12 months from the date that this Order takes effect (“the Operative Date”) you Neil J Watkinson must comply with the following conditions of practice:

1. You must make arrangements for the testing of your hair via a hair strand test, for the recent and long term ingestion of crack cocaine and heroin. This test must be taken no longer than 21 days prior to the date of the next review hearing, and the result must be supplied to the reviewing panel.

2. You must place yourself under the supervision of a registered workplace supervisor registered by the HCPC and supply details of your supervisor to the HCPC within 14 days of the Operative Date. You must attend upon that supervisor as required and follow their advice and recommendations.

3. You must ensure that any substance misuse issues relating to service users on your caseload are discussed in supervision, and redacted supervision minutes are provided to the HCPC no longer than 14 days prior to any review hearing.

4. You must promptly inform the HCPC if you cease to be employed by your current employer or take up any other or further employment.

5. You must promptly inform the HCPC of any disciplinary proceedings taken against you by your employer.

6. You must inform the following parties that your registration is subject to these conditions:
A. any organisation or person employing or contracting with you to undertake professional work;
B. any agency you are registered with or apply to be registered with (at the time of application); and
C. any prospective employer (at the time of your application).

7. You will be responsible for meeting any and all costs associated with complying with these conditions.

8. Any condition requiring you to provide any information to the HCPC is to be met by you sending the information to the offices of the HCPC marked for the attention of the Director of Fitness to Practise or the Head of Case Management.


This order will be reviewed no later than 7 April 2019 or earlier if new evidence which is relevant to the Order becomes available after it was made.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Neil Jason Watkinson

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
17/04/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
07/01/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
18/07/2018 Investigating committee Interim Order Application Interim Conditions of Practice