Darren Adamson

Profession: Practitioner psychologist

Registration Number: PYL35470

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 11/05/2022 End: 17:00 13/05/2022

Location: This hearing will be held virtually

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned

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Allegation

As a registered Practitioner Psychologist (PYL35470) your fitness to practise is
impaired by reason of misconduct and/or lack of competence. In that:


1. Between November 2018 and 18 October 2019, you did not provide safe and efficient care in that you:

  • a. Did not see the Patients set out in Schedule A in a timely manner and/or within 28 working days of their referral to the Older People’s Psychology Service.
  • b. Repeatedly cancelled multiple appointments and/or did not attend appointments as scheduled for the Patients set out in Schedule B.


2. Between November 2018 and 18 October 2019, you did not maintain complete and accurate records in that you did not document appoint dates and/or reasons for appointment changes and or delays and/or missed appointments within Outlook and/or the electronic patient system, EMIS, in relation to the Patients set out in Schedule C.


3. Between November 2018 and 18 October 2019, you did not provide adequate care in that you did not conduct a cognitive assessment for Patient S and Patient Q, and/or ensure it was saved in the appropriate location.


4. The matters set out in particulars 1 to 3 constitute misconduct and/or lack
of competence.


5. By reason of that misconduct and/or lack of competence, your fitness to
practise is impaired.


Schedule A
Patient D
Patient E
Patient F
Patient G
Patient J
Patient K
Patient O


Schedule B
Patient A
Patient B
Patient C
Patient D
Patient F
Patient G
Patient I
Patient K
Patient L
Patient P
Patient Q
Patient R


Schedule C
Patient B
Patient C
Patient E
Patient F
Patient G
Patient H
Patient I
Patient J
Patient K
Patient L
Patient O
Patient P
Patient Q
Patient R

Finding

No information currently available

Order

No information currently available

Notes

This hearing has adjourned, with no evidence heard. The date for the rescheduled hearing is to be confirmed

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Darren Adamson

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
11/05/2022 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned