Miss Paru Vekaria

Profession: Occupational therapist

Registration Number: OT57462

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 21/06/2019 End: 12:30 21/06/2019

Location: The 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

 

Whilst registered as an Occupational Therapist, you:

 

1. Prepared an Employment and Support Allowance Medical Report Form ("the report")   following meeting Service User A on 24 October 2016, and:

a) Did not conduct a physical examination of Service User A

b) The report was inaccurate and/or misleading in that it indicated a physical examination was conducted when this was not the case

c) The report was inaccurate and/or misleading in that it stated:

i) "[Service User A] walks to very local corner shop alone for 10

minutes at slow pace unaided. He walks back as well."

ii) "Can sit upright for over an hour to watch TV - soaps for an hour."

iii) "[Service User A] also writes screenplays on a PC computer for over an hour seated."

iv) "Hip Problem - Both"

 

2. Your actions described in paragraphs 1(b) and/or 1(c) were dishonest.

 

3. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 - 2 constitute misconduct.

 

4. By reason of your misconduct your fitness to practise is impaired.

 

Facts proved: 1(a) and 1(b)

Facts not proved: 1(c) (i-iv) and 2.

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Miss Paru Vekaria

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
21/06/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
12/06/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended