Mr Philip J Jones

Profession: Biomedical scientist

Registration Number: BS36706

Interim Order: Imposed on 16 Jul 2019

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 01/09/2022 End: 17:00 01/09/2022

Location: This hearing is taking place virtually.

Panel: Health Committee
Outcome: Suspended

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Allegation

As a registered Biomedical Scientist (BS36706):

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

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

Schedule A
1) [redacted]
2) [not proved]

Finding

Preliminary Matters

Hearing in Private

1. The HCPC made an application that the whole of this matter should be heard in private. The HCPC referred the Panel to the rules which provide that as a starting position that all hearings should be held in public. However, the Panel has a discretion to hear the matter and record its findings in a private edition of a decision if it was in the interest of justice, the Registrant’s own interest or those involved such as family matters who are entitled to a right to a private life.

2. It was argued by HCPC that the matters to be considered by the Panel are of a personal nature. The evidence before the Final Hearing panel had related to the Registrant’s health and therefore it was appropriate for the whole of the hearing to be heard in private.

3. The Panel received the advice of the Legal Assessor which included that the Panel has to give reasons for the hearing being held in private and the reasons why the whole of the hearing should be so conducted.

4. The Panel considered this application and decided that it would grant it. Further, the Panel would hear the whole of the hearing in private. Having considered the information contained in the decision of the Final Hearing panel, it considered that the matters under consideration were inextricably linked to the Registrant’s health and private life. The Panel therefore determined that the hearing should be held entirely in private. As such, this is a redacted version of the Panel’s full decision.

Order

The Registrar is directed to suspend the registration of Mr Philip J Jones for a further period of 12 months on the expiry of the existing Order.

Notes

The Order imposed today will apply from 30 September 2022.

This Order will be reviewed again before its expiry on 30 September 2023.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Philip J Jones

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
01/09/2022 Health Committee Review Hearing Suspended
01/09/2021 Health Committee Final Hearing Suspended
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