Dr Claire V M Evans-Williams

Profession: Practitioner psychologist

Registration Number: PYL32776

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 03/02/2020 End: 17:00 11/02/2020

Location: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton 19 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SD

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned part heard

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Allegation

Whilst registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist, you;

1. Did not obtain and/or record the informed consent of Service User A;

a. To carry out a diagnostic assessment on him on or around 3 July 2017, and/or

b. To write a report about him on or around 6 July 2017, and/or

c. To carry out a forensic assessment on him on or around 3 July 2017, and/or

d. To write a report about him on or around 9 July 2017

2. Acted outside of your scope of practice in that you;

a. Accepted instructions to complete a Clinical Forensic Assessment Report in respect of Service User A

b. Carried out a Clinical Forensic Assessment of Service User A on or around 3 July 2017

c. Completed a Clinical Forensic Assessment Report dated 9 July 2017 in respect of Service User A

d. Made specific recommendations regarding medication for Service User A

3. Did not carry out an adequate risk assessment of Service User A in that you;

a. Did not obtain and/or seek to obtain any;

i. documents relating to the court proceedings

ii. medical records

b. Did not utilise any and/or an appropriate risk assessment too

c. Advised that Service User A was at low risk of re-offending, despite any or each of the failures at 3 above

d. Used the title ‘Consultant Clinical Psychologist’ in the following documents when you were not entitled to do so;

a. Autism Spectrum Disorders Diagnostic Assessment Report relating to Service User A dated 6 July 2017

b. Clinical Forensic Assessment Report relating to Service User A dated 9 July 2017

c. Letter relating to ‘Re: Psychological reports pertaining to Service User A’ dated 11 July 2017

d. Therapy Progress Report dated 27 July 2017

e. Curriculum Vitae dated 9 July 2017

6. In your Curriculum Vitae dated 9 July 2017 you incorrectly stated that;

a. You were the Lead Clinical Psychologist, Forfar Mental Health Service between August 2016 and March 2017

b. You provided clinical supervision to all CBT-trained health and social care staff across Angus between 2015 and 2017

c. You were the CPD co-ordinator for NHS Tayside, Psychological Services from 2015

7. Your actions at paragraphs 5 and/or 6 were;

a. Misleading

b. Dishonest

8. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 to 7 constitute misconduct.

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

10. The reasons for the Committee’s decision are set out in the enclosed document.

Finding

No information currently available

Order

No information currently available

Notes

This hearing adjourned, part heard. The date for the reconvened hearing is to be confirmed.

 

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Dr Claire V M Evans-Williams

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
03/02/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard