Mrs Kathryn E Curtis

Profession: Occupational therapist

Registration Number: OT17696

Hearing Type: Voluntary Removal Agreement

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 17/01/2022 End: 17:00 17/01/2022

Location: Virtual via Videoconference

Panel: Health Committee
Outcome: Voluntary Removal agreed

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Allegation

As a registered Occupational Therapist (OT17696) your fitness to practise is impaired by reason of health conditions. In that:

1. You have physical and/or mental health conditions as set out in Schedule A.

2. By reason of your health your fitness to practise is impaired.

Finding

Preliminary Matters


Service and proceeding in absence


1. The Panel heard that notice of this hearing was sent to the Registrant by email dated 13 December 2021 which informed the Registrant of the date and time of this hearing and that the hearing would be conducted remotely by video link. The Panel was satisfied that notice had been properly served.
2. Ms Welsh applied for the hearing to proceed in the Registrant’s absence. She referred the Panel to an email from the Registrant’s representative dated 6 January 2022 which stated that the Registrant would not be attending this hearing as she had emigrated abroad. The Registrant’s position was confirmed by another email from Unison, her representative, dated 14 January 2022, which also included written representations.
3. The Panel received and accepted the advice from the Legal Assessor. The Panel determined that the Registrant had given a clear indication that she would not be attending. Therefore, the Panel was content for the matter to proceed in her absence.
Proceeding in Private
4. Ms Welsh applied for the entirety of the hearing to be heard in private on the grounds that there are matters which are inextricably linked to the Registrant’s health. The Panel allowed the application having noted that the matter had been referred to a Health Committee and the acceptance by the HCPC that the matters are inextricably linked to the Registrant’s health.

Order

ORDER: The Panel directs the Registrar to remove the name of Mrs Kathryn E. Curtis from the Register with immediate effect.

Notes

This is a Voluntary Removal Agreement hearing taking place on Monday 17 January 2022.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mrs Kathryn E Curtis

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
17/01/2022 Health Committee Voluntary Removal Agreement Voluntary Removal agreed