Miss Catherine J Kirk

Profession: Physiotherapist

Registration Number: PH95870

Interim Order: Imposed on 07 Nov 2016

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 18/06/2019 End: 13:00 18/06/2019

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

During the course of your employment as a Physiotherapist with The Children’s Trust, you:

 

1) Did not ensure the safety of Child Patients in physiotherapy sessions in that you:

 

a) On or around 10 April 2013, caused and / or did not take appropriate steps to prevent harm to Child A, in that you:

i. Did not ensure that the seat of a stationary bike was secure before use;

ii. Did not adequately assess the risk involved prior to the session described in Paragraph 1 (a)(i).

 

b) On or around 14 June 2013, caused and / or did not take appropriate steps to prevent harm to Child B, in that you:

i. did not appropriately supervise the session;

ii. did not adequately assess the risk involved prior to the session described in Paragraph 1 (b)(i).

 

c) On or around 06 December 2013, caused and / or did not take appropriate steps to prevent harm to Child C, in that you:

i. did not ensure the Child was supported when you changed positions;

ii. Did not adequately assess the risk involved prior to the session described in Paragraph 1 (c)(i).

 

d) On or around 10 June 2014, caused and / or did not take appropriate steps to prevent harm to Child D, in that you:

i. did not appropriately supervise the session;

ii. did not adequately assess the risk involved prior to the session described in Paragraph 1 (d)(i).

 

e) On or around 01 October 2014, caused and / or did not take appropriate steps to prevent harm to Child E, in that you:

i. did not appropriately supervise the session;

ii. did not adequately assess the risk involved prior to the session described in Paragraph 1 (e)(i).

 

f) On or around 13 April 2015, 28 April 2015 and 26 August 2015, caused and / or did not take appropriate steps to prevent harm to Child F, in that you:

i. did not appropriately supervise the sessions;

ii. did not adequately assess the risk involved prior to the sessions described in Paragraph 1 (f)(i).

 

g) Not proved.

 

h) On or around 18 September 2015, caused and / or did not take appropriate steps to prevent harm to Child H, in that you:

i. did not appropriately supervise the session;

ii. did not adequately assess the risk involved in the assessment described in Paragraph 1 (h)(i).

 

i) On or around 22 September 2015, caused and / or did not take appropriate steps to prevent Child I from falling, in that you:

i. Initiated an activity which was inappropriate for Child I’s level of ability

ii. did not adequately assess the risk involved in the assessment described in Paragraph 1 (i)(i).

 

j) On or around 01 March 2016, caused and / or did not take appropriate steps to prevent harm to Child J, in that you:

i. did not appropriately supervise the session and / or ensure that a physiotherapy assistant was present.

ii. did not adequately assess the risk involved prior to the session described in Paragraph 1 (j)(i).

 

k) On or around 08 April 2016, caused and / or did not take appropriate steps to prevent harm to Child K, in that you:

i. directed him to move from the floor to a plinth and

ii. did not adequately assess the risk involved prior to the activity.

 

l) On or around 27 April 2016, caused and / or did not take appropriate steps to prevent harm to Child L, in that you:

i. directed her to close her eyes whilst on a moving inclined treadmill; and

ii. did not adequately assess the risk involved prior to the session described in Paragraph 1(l)(i).

 

m) On or around 13 June 2016, you caused and / or did not take appropriate steps to prevent harm to Child M, in that you:

i. directed the physiotherapy assistant not to support the Child;

ii. Initiated an activity which was inappropriate for Child M’s level of ability; and

iii. did not adequately assess the risk involved prior to the session described in Paragraph 1 (m) (i) – (ii).

 

2) The matters described in Paragraph 1 (a) – (m) constitute misconduct and / or 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 Miss Catherine J Kirk

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
18/06/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
18/06/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Conditions of Practice