Mr Christopher Doe

Profession: Operating department practitioner

Registration Number: ODP32915

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 04/11/2019 End: 17:00 05/11/2019

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

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Caution

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Allegation

Whilst registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as an Operating Department Practitioner:

1. On 28 March 2018 at Local Court of NSW at Parramatta you were convicted of Larceny under section 117 of the Crimes Act (NSW).

2. By reason of your conviction, your fitness to practise as an Operating Department Practitioner is impaired.

Finding

Preliminary matters

Amendment of the application

1. Mr Lloyd made an application to amend the allegation to better reflect the name of the offence for which the Registrant received the conviction. Ms Hewitt did not oppose the application.

2. The Panel accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor.

3. The Panel decided to allow the proposed amendment. The proposed amendment was appropriate and it did not create any unfairness to the Registrant.

Hearing in private

4. Ms Hewitt made an application for the whole hearing to be heard in private to protect the Registrant’s private life. Mr Lloyd did not oppose the application.

5. The Panel accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor and had regard to the HCPTS Practice Note “Conducting Hearings in Private”.

6. The Panel agreed to the application because the entire case involved details of the Registrant’s family and his health.

Order

The Registrar is directed to annotate the register entry of Mr Christopher Doe with a Caution Order which is to remain on the Register for a period of five years from the date this Order takes effect.

Notes

No notes available

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Christopher Doe

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
01/10/2020 Investigating Committee Interim Order Application Hearing has not yet been held
04/11/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Caution