Ms Sarah Smith

Profession: Operating department practitioner

Registration Number: ODP17068

Interim Order: Imposed on 05 Jul 2018

Hearing Type: Interim Order Review

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

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

Panel: Investigating Committee
Outcome: Interim Conditions of Practice

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Order: The Panel varied the Conditions of Practice Order made on 5 July 2018:

1. You must place yourself and remain under the supervision of a workplace supervisor registered by the HCPC or other appropriate statutory regulator, attend upon that supervisor as required and follow their advice and recommendations.

2. Unless directly supervised, you must not have access to prescription medicines or controlled drugs not prescribed for your use and must not administer such medicines or drugs.

3. You must, before any review of this order, provide the HCPC with a report from your workplace supervisor commenting on your performance.

4. You must register with and remain under the care of a general practitioner, and occupational health specialist if employed, and inform them that you are subject to these conditions.

5. You must disclose these conditions to your general practitioner, and occupational health specialist, and authorise them to provide the HCPC with information about your health and any treatment you are receiving.

6. You must cease practising immediately if you are advised to do so by your general practitioner and/or an occupational health specialist.

7. You must keep your professional commitments under review and limit your professional practice in accordance with the advice of your general practitioner, and occupational health specialist, about these conditions of practice. You must only take prescription medicines as prescribed for you by a healthcare practitioner who is responsible for your care.

8. You must promptly inform the HCPC if you take up any further employment as an Operating Department Practitioner.

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

10. 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).


This order will be reviewed by the Committee no later than 2 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 Ms Sarah Smith

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
02/01/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
05/07/2018 Investigating committee Interim Order Application Interim Conditions of Practice