Mr Daniel Wright

Profession: Physiotherapist

Registration Number: PH104970

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:30 23/05/2022 End: 17:00 26/05/2022

Location: Park House,184 186 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU, United Kingdom

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

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Allegation

That being a registered Physiotherapist (PH104970), your fitness to practise is impaired by reason of misconduct. In that:

1. You did not maintain professional boundaries and/ or communicate appropriately with Service User 1, in that while Service User 1 was a patient receiving physiotherapy at Village Physiotherapy Clinic in Orpington (“the Clinic”) you:

a. During physiotherapy sessions on 7 March 2017 and/ or 21 March 2017, disclosed information about your personal life to Service User 1;

b. During and/ or after a physiotherapy session on 21 March

2017, obtained Service User 1’s telephone number for personal reasons unconnected to physiotherapy treatment;

c. Between 22 March 2017 and 4 April 2017, sent Service User 1 WhatsApp message communications of a sexual nature;

d. Between 4 April 2017 and 10 April 2017:

i. Arranged for Service User 1 to meet you;

ii. Asked Service User 1 to pick you up and/ or accompanied Service User 1 in a motor vehicle to Farnborough Common and/ or walked with Service User 1 around the common;

iii. Told Service User 1 ‘this isn’t an affair, its just sex’ or words to that effect;

iv. Kissed Service User 1;

e. On one or more occasions between 11 April 2017 and 20 April 2017, before, during and or after physiotherapy treatment sessions at the Clinic, engaged in sexual activity with Service User 1;

f. On one or more occasions between 4 April 2017 and 20 April 2017, engaged in sexual activity with Service User 1 via webcam and/ or video calls.

2. You did not maintain professional boundaries and/ or communicate appropriately with Service User 1, in that after Service User 1 had ceased being a patient receiving physiotherapy at Village Physiotherapy Clinic in Orpington you:

a. Between 1 May 2017 and 30 April 2020, sent Service User 1 WhatsApp message communications of a sexual nature;

b. On one or more occasions between 1 May 2017 and 30 April 2020, engaged in sexual activity with Service User 1 via webcam and/ or video calls;

c. On one or more occasions between 1 June 2018 and 30 April 2020, asked Service User 1 to send you naked photographs;

d. On one occasion between 1 August 2019 and 31 August 2018, sent Service User 1 a photograph of yourself with part of your gentiles exposed;

e. On one or more occasions between 1 May 2017 and 11 February 2018:

i. Arranged for Service User 1 to meet you in a private flat;

ii. Engaged in sexual activity with Service User 1 in a private flat.

f. On a date unknown in September 2017, engaged in sexual activity with Service User 1 at the Clinic.

3. You caused and/ or encouraged Service User 1 to make payments to you in that:

a. On a date unknown in October 2017, you messaged Service User 1 stating ‘if you want to see me again you will have to pay’ or words to that effect;

b. Between 1 October 2017 and 22 February 2018:

i. On one or more occasions you sent messages to Service User 1 asking Service User 1 pay you money;

ii. You received payments totalling £29,585 from Service User 1, as set out in Schedule A.

4. You caused and/ or encouraged Service User 1 to remove and/ or conceal evidence that Service User 1 made payments to you in that:

a. On one or more occasions between 5 October 2017 and 30 April 2020, you asked Service User 1 to write a letter to state incorrectly the money was a gift;

b. On one or more occasions between 1 February 2018 and 30 April 2020, you asked Service User 1 to change bank accounts;

c. On or around 8 April 2021, you asked Service User 1 to delete WhatsApp messages sent between you and Service User 1.

5. You attempted to prevent matters detailed in paragraph 1, 2

and 3 above being reported to the Health and Care Professions Council (‘HCPC’) in that you:

a. Between 27 February 2019 and 31 December 2018 :

i. Expressed concern to Service User 1 that this matter would be reported;

ii. Asked Service User 1 to contact the HCPC and to inform the HCPC incorrectly that nothing had happened between you and Service User 1;

iii. Asked Service User 1 not to report you to the HCPC;

iv. Asked Service User 1 to prevent Service User 1’s husband from reporting you to the HCPC;

b. Between 8 April 2020 and 10 March 2021, asked Service User 1 to confirm that if money was repaid that there would be no contact ‘or other action taken’ or words to that effect and that you needed Service User 1’s ‘word on that’ or words to that effect.

6. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 and/ or 2 above were sexually motivated.

7. The matters as set out in Paragraphs 3, 4 and or 5 were:

a. Misleading; and/ or

b. Dishonest.

8. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 – 7 above constitute misconduct.

9. By reason of your misconduct your fitness to practice as a Physiotherapist is impaired.

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Daniel Wright

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
23/05/2022 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
20/12/2021 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
01/10/2021 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
24/06/2021 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
01/04/2021 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
09/10/2020 Investigating Committee Interim Order Application Interim Suspension