Mr Dermot Hynan

Profession: Chiropodist / podiatrist

Registration Number: CH30971

Interim Order: Imposed on 18 Apr 2019

Hearing Type: Interim Order Review

Date and Time of hearing: 13:00 21/07/2020 End: 17:00 21/07/2020

Location: Hearing taking place remotely on the papers

Panel: Investigating Committee
Outcome: Interim Conditions of Practice

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ORDER: The current Interim Conditions of Practice Order as varied on 30 September 2019 is confirmed. The Order is as set out below:
1. You must not carry out massage to any patient as part of your practice.

2. You must not assess or treat any female patients without a chaperone present.

3. You must confine your professional practice to a work setting where you are not the sole practitioner.

4. You must ensure that you obtain informed consent from all patients, which must be documented in case records.

5. You must place yourself under the supervision of an HCPC Registered Podiatrist and supply details of the identity of that Supervisor to the HCPC within 2 weeks of taking up a Podiatry post.

6. You must meet with your Supervisor on at least a monthly basis and provide documentary evidence demonstrating compliance with conditions 1 - 4.

7. You must work with your Supervisor to develop a personal development plan (PDP) to cover the following matters:--
 A. Maintaining professional boundaries
 B. Informed consent
 C. Record keeping

8. You must send a copy of your PDP to the HCPC within six weeks of your taking up a Podiatry post; and thereafter you must send to the HCPC every three months an update of your progress toward your PDP.

9. You must register with and remain under the care of your General Practitioner and inform him or her that you are subject to these conditions.

10. You must authorise your GP to provide the HCPC with information about your health and any treatment you are receiving.

11. You must keep your professional commitments under review and limit your professional practice in accordance with the advice of your GP.

12. You must cease practising immediately if you are advised to do so by your GP.

13. You must inform the following parties that your registration is subject to these conditions:
 A. any organisation or person employing or contracting with you to undertake professional work;
 B. any agency you are registered with or apply to be registered with (at the time of application); and
 C. any prospective employer (at the time of your application).


This order will be reviewed by the Committee no later than 21 October 2020 or earlier if new evidence which is relevant to the Order becomes available after it was made.

Right to Apply to the Court

Under Article 31(12) of the Health Professions Order 2001, you may apply to the appropriate court to terminate the order.

European Alert Mechanism

In accordance with Regulation 67 of the European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015, the HCPC will inform the competent authorities in all other EEA States that your right to practise has been prohibited.

You may appeal to the County Court against the HCPC’s decision to do so.  Any appeal must be made within 28 days of the date when this notice is served on you.  This right of appeal is separate from your right to appeal against the decision and order of the Panel.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Dermot Hynan

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
21/07/2020 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
16/03/2020 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
20/12/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
30/09/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
18/04/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Application Interim Conditions of Practice