Mr Andrea Franchini

Profession: Physiotherapist

Registration Number: PH105028

Interim Order: Imposed on 02 Feb 2017

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 27/05/2021 End: 17:00 28/05/2021

Location: This hearing will take place virtually

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

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Allegation

Whilst registered as a Physiotherapist:

1. On or around 10 August 2016 during an appointment with Service User A you:

a) Asked Service User A to take her bra off

b) Did not cover Service User A’s breasts

c) Did not obtain informed consent in that you did not fully explain your actions to Service User A

d) Massaged and/or touched around Service User A’s breasts

e) Massaged and/or touched down between the middle of Service User A’s breasts

f) Massaged and/or touched under Service User A’s breasts on the rib cage

g) Massaged and/or touched Service User A’s breasts

h) Touched Service User A’s nipples with your forearms and/or upper wrists

i) Massaged and/or touched towards Service User A’s belly button / pubic area

j) Rubbed up and down Service User A’s arms

k) Leant on Service User A and/or applied pressure with your body against Service User A’s

2. On or around 31 May 2016 during an appointment with Service User B you:

a) Did not obtain informed consent in that you did not fully explain your actions to Service User B

b) Touched and / or massaged Service User B’s breast

c) Put your hand inside Service User B’s bra

d) Pressed your chest up against Service User B’s back and / or shoulder

e) You breathed onto Service User B’s neck and / or down her chest

3. Your actions at paragraphs 1 and/or 2 were without clinical justification

4. Your actions at paragraphs 1 and/or 2 were sexually motivated.

5. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 - 4 constitute misconduct.

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

 

Finding

No information currently available

Order

No information currently available

Notes

Virtual Hearing of the conduct and competence hearing taking place 27-28 May 2021 at 10:00am on day 1 and 09:30 am on day 2.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Andrea Franchini

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
27/05/2021 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
18/12/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
25/09/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
02/07/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
10/12/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Application Interim Suspension
10/07/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Caution