Mr Gary Hill

Profession: Operating department practitioner

Registration Number: ODP17291

Interim Order: Imposed on 10 Mar 2020

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 21/04/2022 End: 17:00 21/04/2022

Location: This hearing was held remotely via video conference.

Panel: Health Committee
Outcome: Suspended

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Allegation

(as amended on day 1 of the hearing, namely 22 April 2021)

As a registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP17291) your fitness to practise is impaired by reason of a health condition. In that:

1. On 20 July 2018, you attended your shift at Royal Hallamshire Hospital whilst unfit to do so due to [Redacted].

2. During your employment as Operating Department Practitioner with Sheffield. Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you did not adequately notify and/or update your manager about your absence and/or continued absence
on and/or between:

(i) 22 March 2016 and 24 March 2016
(ii)02 September 2016
(iii)19 April 2017

3. You have a physical and/or mental health condition as set out in Schedule A.

5. By reason of your health your fitness to practise is impaired.
Schedule A

a) [Redacted]
b) [Redacted]

Finding

Preliminary Matters

Service

1. The Notice of this Hearing was sent to the Registrant at his registered email address on 17 March 2022. The Notice contained the date, time, and venue of today’s hearing.

2. The Hearings Officer sent the Registrant a further email dated 14 April 2022; the Registrant replied stating that he will not be attending today’s hearing.

3. The Panel accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor and was satisfied that Notice of today’s hearing has been served.

Application to hold the hearing in private

4. Ms Khorassani invited the Panel to hear this case in private. She submitted that the Registrant’s health conditions were central to the matters before the Panel. She submitted that it was therefore appropriate for the entire hearing be held in private.

5. The Panel accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor. It noted Rule10(1)(a) of the Rules, provides that a Panel may hear evidence in private, where it pertains to health issues or private life matters.

6. It also had regard to the HCPC’s Practice Notes on “Conducting Hearings in Private”.

7. The Panel determined that the evidence in this case is inextricably bound up in matters relating to the Registrant’s health. The Panel has therefore decided that the entire hearing should be heard in private to protect the Registrant’s right to privacy in relation to his health conditions.

 

Order

ORDER: The Registrar is directed to suspend the registration of Mr Gary Hill for a further period of 12 months on the expiry of the existing Order.

Notes

The Order imposed today will apply from 21 May 2022.

This Order will be reviewed again before its expiry on 21 May 2023.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Gary Hill

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
21/04/2022 Health Committee Review Hearing Suspended
22/04/2021 Health Committee Final Hearing Suspended