Jennifer Carlaw

Profession: Speech and language therapist

Registration Number: SLT32091

Interim Order: Imposed on 07 Feb 2020

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 06/02/2023 End: 17:00 06/02/2023

Location: Virtually via videoconference

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

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Allegation

While registered as a Speech and Language Therapist, and working at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust:

1. With regard to Patient 1, on or around 23 October 2017, you:
a) Did not consider and/or seek advice from a senior practitioner and/or nurse as to whether undertaking a speech and language therapy assessment was appropriate and/or did not record doing so;
b) Did not undertake and/or record an oro-motor assessment.
c) Contacted the patient’s son regarding food and drink preferences when it was not appropriate to do so.
d) Gave Patient 1 a wet teaspoon despite the patient’s medical notes indicating that no oral intake should have been attempted.
e) Did not check whether suctioning equipment was available prior to your session with Patient 1.
f) Did not record accurate and/or adequate notes in respect of your session with Patient 1.
g) Acted outside the scope of your practice, in that you recorded your conclusion as to Patient 1’s cause of death.
h) Did not seek advice from a senior colleague following your session with Patient 1.

2. With regard to Patient 2, on or around 4 April 2017, you:
a) Undertook an assessment when it was not appropriate to do so.
b) Did not escalate Patient 2 to a senior Speech and Language Therapist.
c) Acted outside the scope of your practice, in that you performed suctioning on Patient 2.

3. With regard to Patient 3, on or around 26 September 2017, you:
a) Did not adequately and/or accurately record the advice given to you by a senior colleague.
b) Recommended that Patient 3 could have sandwiches, but with accepted risk which was not clinically justified and/or in accordance with the advice of a senior Speech and Language Therapist.
c) Did not keep adequate and/or accurate records;

4. When assessing Patient 4, on or around 25 September 2017, you:
a) Did not use an appropriate communication test;
b) Did not keep adequate and/or accurate records.

5. The matters set out in paragraphs 1-4 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

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

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Jennifer Carlaw

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
06/02/2023 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
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