Mrs Margaret E Ndini-Smith

Profession: Physiotherapist

Registration Number: PH52577

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 20/06/2019 End: 12:30 20/06/2019

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

During the course of your employment as a Physiotherapist with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust:

1. In the case of Client A, you;
a) did not complete SMART goals and/or an aim on Client A's programme;
b) gave Client A inappropriate and unsafe exercises for Client A's condition.

2. In the case of Client B, you;
a) did not produce a report for the tribunal in a timely way as requested;
b) did not complete SMART goals on Client B's programme.

3. In the case of Client C, you did not complete the baseline assessment pre and/or post operatively in a timely manner;

4. In the case of Client D, you;
a) did not clarify the presenting difficulty on the case notes;
b) did not summarise and/or conclude the outcome of the assessment on the case notes;
c) you informed the Parents of Client D that 2 out of 6 was a good score on the Chailey assessment which was incorrect.

5. In the cases of Client E and Client F, you;
a) did not record background history in the case report;
b) did not record an analysis and/or clinical reasoning in the case report;
c) did not record advice and/or strategies to assist the Children in the case report.

6. In the case of Client G, you;
a) did not clarify the reasons for the referral to the physiotherapy department in the case report;
b) did not record the motor developmental milestones in the case report;
c) did not provide evidence to support your clinical reasoning in the case report.

7. In the case of Client H, you;
a) did not provide evidence to support your clinical reasoning in the case report;
b) did not make it clear what specialist physiotherapy intervention was being recommended in the case report;
c) did not clarify what was meant by 'walker's group referral' in the case report;
d) did not clearly identify Client H's next treatment steps in their support programme.

8. In the case of Client J, you;
a) did not identify the reason for the referral in the case report;
b) commented on Client J's cognitive ability which was outside of your professional remit;
c) did not interpret and/or clarify the joint measurements in the case report.

9. In the case of Client K, you;
a) did not record who Child K had been referred by in the case report;
b) did not record why Child K had been referred to the Physiotherapy department in the case report;
c) discharged K after first contact despite concerns that Client K has Muscular Distrophy.

10. In the case of Client L, you;
a) did not provide a summary of Client L's clinical difficulty and/or need in the case report;
b) did not complete the case report.

11. In the case of Client M, you;
a) did not provide a full analysis in the case report;
b) did not clearly set out the next treatment steps in the case report;
c) did not record a follow up appointment in the case report.

12. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 - 11 constitute lack of competence.

13. By reason of your lack of competence your fitness to practise is impaired.

Facts proved: 1(a), 1(b), 2(a), 2(b), 2(c), 3(a), 3(b), 3(c), 4(a), 4(b), 5(a), 5(b), 5(c), 6(a), 6(b), 6(c), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 8(b), 8(c), 9(a), 9(b), 10(a), 10 (b), 11(a), 11(b), 11(c) and 12.

Facts not proved: 8(a) and 9(c)

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mrs Margaret E Ndini-Smith

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
20/06/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
18/06/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Conditions of Practice
19/06/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Interim Conditions of Practice