Dr Janet Rich

Profession: Practitioner psychologist

Registration Number: PYL21324

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 09/02/2021 End: 17:00 12/02/2021

Location: Hearing taking place virtually

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

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Allegation

1. Whilst registered as a Practitioner Psychologist, in relation to Patient A, you did not maintain professional boundaries in that you:


a. Engaged in an inappropriate relationship with Patient A.

b. In or around December 2016, asked Patient A to look after your dog.

c. In or around January to March 2017, socialised with Patient A in a pub.

d. Provided inappropriate support to Patient A in her legal proceedings.

 

2. Did not notify your line manager and/or clinical lead that concerns about the relationship between yourself and Patient A had been raised with you by Patient A’s GP on or around 6 February 2017.

3. You were uncooperative with line management supervision in that you:


a. Did not share information and/or records in relation to one or more of your patients with your supervisor and/or consultant when requested on one or more occasion;


b. On or around 28 March 2017 avoided discussing Patient A with your supervisor and/or consultant when requested.


4. Provided Patient A with around 188 therapy sessions when this should have been limited to around 16 sessions.

5. Whilst the subject of an order suspending you from the HCPC Register, you undertook consultations with patients on the following dates:


a. 4 April 2018
b. 18 April 2018
c. 26 April 2018
d. 2 May 2018
e. 3 May 2018
f. 9 May 2018
g. 10 May 2018
h. 16 May 2018
i. 22 May 2018
j. 31 May 2018
k. 5 June 2018

 

6. Your actions as described at Particular 1(a) were sexually motivated.


7. Your actions as described at Particular 5 were dishonest.


8. The matters described at Particulars 1 – 7 amount to misconduct.


9. By reason of your misconduct, your fitness to practice is impaired.

 

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Dr Janet Rich

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
09/02/2021 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
07/01/2021 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
09/10/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
28/07/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
13/07/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Adjourned
11/03/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
20/12/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
04/10/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
08/07/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
04/01/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension