Dr Rajshree Weston

Profession: Practitioner psychologist

Registration Number: PYL22289

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 13/03/2019 End: 17:00 13/03/2019

Location: Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Hearing has not yet been held

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Allegation

Whilst registered as a Practitioner Psychologist:

 

1. In relation to Service User A:

a) Between approximately 2014 and March 2017 you maintained contact with Service User A after Service User A had ceased to be under your clinical care.

 

b) On or around 5 May 2016 you had a telephone conversation with a member of Service User A’s treatment team regarding your scheduled visit on 9 May 2016 and you:

i. Requested confidential information regarding Service User A including:

a. Details of Service User A’s Section 17 leave; and

b. Details of her prescribed medication.

ii. Stated that Service User A did not require escorts

iii. Requested that Service User A's Section 17 leave be reviewed that day;

iv. Requested that there be no escorts during your visit.

 

c) On or around 6 May 2016 you had a telephone conversation with a member of Service User A’s treatment team regarding your scheduled visit on 9 May 2016 and you:

i. Stated that “If observing staff are going to be present, I will not attend” or words to that effect;

ii. Requested confidential information regarding Service User A’s Section 17 leave;  

iii. Stated “This is not a standard friendship I am an ongoing supporting professional previously involved in [Service User A]’s care” or words to that effect.

 

d) On or around 9th May 2016 you visited Service User A and you:

i. Suggested that Service User A's care team should "make allowances" for you or words to that effect;

ii. Did not acknowledge the care team’s concerns about Service User A’s perception of your relationship with Service User A;

iii. Requested confidential information about Service User A from Service User A's care team;

iv. Expressed dissatisfaction at having to comply with the hospital’s policies around visit times and protected meal times;

v. When advised that it would not be appropriate to bring your boyfriend to a visit you stated "it wouldn’t be a problem because of who I am" or words to that effect;

vi. Told Service User A that the Psychologist and Ward Doctor said [Service User A] would "freak out" if you [the Registrant] brought your boyfriend with you, or words to that effect;

vii. Asked Service User A why Service User A didn’t want to meet your boyfriend and suggested that you would bring him next time "just to see how it goes" or words to that effect;

viii. Told Service User A that you would not be able to talk properly with Service User A whilst the observing staff were present, or words to that effect;

ix. Suggested that it might be possible for Service User A to move to your practice area or words to that effect;

x. Encouraged Service User A to request unescorted Section 17 leave;

xi. Asked Service User A if your "weekly sessions were helping" or words to that effect.

 

e) On or around 23 May 2016 you informed Service User A that your boyfriend had committed suicide.

 

f) In June 2016, during a weekly telephone conversation you told Service User A that you missed your boyfriend.

 

g) Not proved.

 

h) On or around 5 November 2016 you attended Service User A’s family home during Service User A's Section 17 leave:

i. Without prior discussion or agreement from Service User A's treating hospital;

ii. Suggested during the visit that Service User A should move to Cambridge after Service User A is discharged;

iii. Not proved. [HCPC offered no evidence]

iv Not proved.

i) On an unknown date told Service User A that you didn’t think Service User A had Autism Spectrum Disorder ("ASD") despite that fact that Service User A had recently been assessed and diagnosed. [HCPC offered no evidence]

j) On or around 25th November 2016 you told Service User A that you wanted to be present at an assessment for a specialist ASD service and / or you wanted to be part of the deciding panel, or words to that effect.

k) Not proved.

 

2. The matters set out in paragraph 1 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 Dr Rajshree Weston

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
13/03/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
28/09/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended
03/09/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard