Mr Terry J Hindmarch

Profession: Occupational therapist

Registration Number: OT32281

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 28/01/2021 End: 17:00 28/01/2021

Location: This hearing is being held virtually.

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

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Allegation

Whilst registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Occupational Therapist, you:

1. In regards to Service User 1, between 2014 – 2015:
a) delayed handing over vital equipment which had been delivered to the care home;
b) due to your lack of contact with Service User 1, did not recognise significant decline in and / or take action regarding Service User 1’s condition;
c) did not seek timely senior support to handover the equipment and / or wait for the representative’s handover;
d) did not follow due process for a full manual handling assessment of slings / hoist as Service User 1 had not previously been hoisted;
e) did not provide an accurate verbal handover to support staff;
f) [HCPC offered no evidence]
g) did not provide management with an accurate reflection of Service User 1’s needs;
h) did not follow instructions, which included:
i. [HCPC offered no evidence]
ii. [HCPC offered no evidence]
iii. producing a written timeline.

2. In regard to Service User 2, between 2014 – 2015:
a) did not contact and / or record contact with Service User 2 in a timely manner to progress their case;
b) did not maintain adequate case recordings for Service User 2;
c) [HCPC offered no evidence]
d) [not proved]
e) [HCPC offered no evidence]
f) [HCPC offered no evidence]

3. In regards to Service User 3, in 2015:
a) [not proved]
b) did not provide adequate information at a case conference meeting at a hospital on 13 March 2015;
c) [not proved]
d) [HCPC offered no evidence]

4. In regards to Service User 4:
a) did not record any contact with Service User 4 between 19 May 2015 and 6 August 2015 and / or maintain adequate records for this Service User.

5. In regards to Service User 5, in 2015:
a) did not contact a district nurse as instructed by your manager;
b) did not make a recommendation about widening the doorway and ramping until 22 June 2015 and / or progress the case in a timely manner;
c) changing your recommendation and / or did not order a bed for Service User 5.

6. In regards to Service User 6:
a) did not progress Service User 6’s case in a timely manner;
b) [not proved]

7. In regards to Service User 7, in 2015, you:
a) did not explain eligibility criteria to support your decision not to supply seating to Service User 7; and / or
b) did not provide advice about possible alternative solutions.

8. In regards to Service User 8, on 5 December 2014:
a) [not proved]
b) [not proved]
c) did not ensure that appropriate mental health treatment was sought and / or was provided to Service User 8.

9. In regard to Service User 9, in June 2015, did not acknowledge and / or record Service User 9’s low mood or suicidal thoughts during his angry outbursts.

10. In regards to Service User 10, in June 2015:
a) produced an Assessment Report for Service User 10 that:
i. contained insufficient and / or incorrect information; and / or
ii. could not be authorised.

11. In regards to Service User 11, in 2015:
a) did not progress Service User 11’s needs for shower equipment;
b) [not proved]
c) did not undertake and / or record a follow up visit to Service User 11;
d) left Service User 11 at significant risk when transferring on or off the stair lift and / or accessing the shower facilities.

12. In regards to Service User 12, in 2014:
a) [not proved]
b) [not proved]
c) [not proved]

13. In regard to Service User 13, in 2014:
a) [not proved]
b) [not proved]

14. In regard to Service User 14, in March 2016:
a) did not follow an instruction from your manager to contact the community nursing team the morning after your visit;
b) did not fully lead the assessment of Service User 14;
c) [HCPC offered no evidence]
d) did not assess and / or explore Service User 14’s comments in relation to suicide.

15. In regards to Service User 15, in March 2016:
a) did not progress Service User 15’s case in a timely manner in that you did not complete Service User 15’s report following an instruction from your manager;
b) [HCPC offered no evidence]
c) did not communicate the outcomes of Service User 15’s assessment to her housing provider and / or to the Service User.

16. In regards to Service User 16, in 2016:
a) [not proved]
b) [not proved]

17. The matters as set out in paragraphs 1 – 16 constitutes misconduct and / or lack of competence.

18. By reason of your misconduct and / or lack of competence your fitness to practise as an OT is impaired.

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Terry J Hindmarch

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
28/01/2021 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
16/07/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
17/01/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
28/01/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended
29/10/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard