Mr James Fenwick

Profession: Physiotherapist

Registration Number: PH95429

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 01/06/2021 End: 17:00 04/06/2021

Location: This hearing will be held virtually via video conference

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

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1. On 15 May 2019:

a. You told Service User A that it looked like she had succeeded in losing weight, adding “You’re looking in good condition”, or words to that effect;

b. You asked Service User A whether her three children were all planned, or words to that effect;

c. whilst massaging Service User A’s feet you said “I’ll go deep on you next week” you then paused whilst looking at service user A, then added the following “working on those calves”, or words to that effect;

d. you made the following statement “I want to get on top of you”, you paused and then added the following, “ and your pain”, or words to that effect;

e. you asked Service User A ‘if the massage felt nice’, or words to that effect, whilst looking at her in a way that made her feel uncomfortable;

f. you recommended that Service User A should wear shorts for her next appointment, advising that this would help with the assessment of her gait, but also so you ‘could go deep on her’, or words to that effect;

g. you made intense eye contact throughout your appointment with Service User A, whilst making the statements set out in allegations 1a to 1f.

2. Whilst providing treatment to Service User B’s right shoulder, you sat behind Service User B with your body touching their body.

3. Whilst carrying out the action in allegation 2 above, you asked Service User B the following inappropriate and/or personal questions;

a. what was she doing that night, or words to that effect;

b. did she have a boyfriend, or words to that effect.

4. In 2016 during appointments with asked Service User C, you asked personal
questions around her relationships.

5. In or around October 2017:

a. You commented that Service User D had “exquisite quads”, or words to that effect;

b. At the end of the appointment, you stood over Service User D whilst she was lying down with your hands on each side of her head in a suggestive position making asked Service User D feel uncomfortable.

6. Your conduct in relation to allegations 1, 2, 3, 4 and/or 5 was sexually motivated.

7. The matters set out in allegations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 above constitutes misconduct.

8. By reason of your misconduct, your fitness to practise is impaired.


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4 Day Final Hearing - Conduct & Competence Committee.

The first day starts at 10:00am, subsequent days begin at 09:30 am

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr James Fenwick

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
01/06/2021 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held