Mr David N John
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By reason of your mental and/or physical health, your fitness to practise as an Arts Therapist is impaired.
Notice of Hearing
1. The Panel was satisfied that the Registrant had been properly served with notice of this hearing by letter dated 5 September 2019.
Proceeding in the absence of the Registrant
2. Ms Ktisti made an application for the hearing to proceed in the Registrant’s absence. The Panel took into account the HCPC Practice Note on Proceeding in the Absence of a Registrant and accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor. The Panel was satisfied that the Registrant was aware of today’s hearing, and had been in contact with the HCPC. He had not requested an adjournment. The Panel was satisfied that he had voluntarily absented himself from the hearing and would be unlikely to attend at a future date if the hearing were to be adjourned. The Panel gave careful consideration as to whether the Registrant had been unfairly prejudiced due to the late service by the HCPC of the hearing bundle, which contained a large number of documents. However the Panel was satisfied that the Registrant would have seen most, if not all, of these documents previously and that no prejudice resulted from the late receipt of the bundle. In the Panel’s judgment, no useful purpose would be served by an adjournment. The Panel considered that it was in the public interest and the Registrant’s interest for the matter to be heard and determined without further delay. The Panel therefore decided to proceed with the hearing in the absence of the Registrant.
Hearing in private
3. Ms Ktisti made an application for the entire hearing to take place in private to protect the private life of the Registrant. The Registrant had also requested that the hearing should take place in private. The Panel took into account the relevant HCPC practice note and accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor. The Panel noted that the case concerned the Registrant’s health and acceded to the application that the entire hearing should take place in private.
ORDER: The Registrar is directed to remove the name of Mr David N John from the Register with immediate effect.
No notes available
History of Hearings for Mr David N John
|Date||Panel||Hearing type||Outcomes / Status|
|04/11/2019||Health Committee||Voluntary Removal Agreement||Voluntary Removal agreed|
|02/07/2018||Conduct and Competence Committee||Final Hearing||Adjourned|