Paula Bailey

: Social worker

: SW37586

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 06/02/2017 End: 17:00 09/02/2017

: Health and Care Professions Council, 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Adjourned

Allegation

During the course of your employment as a Social Worker for Nottingham City Council you:

1. Between approximately 25 March 2013 and 28 April 2014, you received payment to provide care/assistance to Service User A which was a conflict of interests because:
a) you were employed by the same Council that was funding the payments;
b) you are related to Service User A;

2. Did not obtain written consent from the Head of Service to undertake the paid employment referred to in paragraph 1;

3. Did not disclose to the Direct Payment team that you were acting as a paid carer/personal assistant for Service User A until approximately May 2014;

4. Requested that Service User A’s care package be changed to a managed account without his power of attorney being informed.

5. On more than one occasion you accessed the following records without authorisation and/or a work-related reason:

a) In respect of Service User A:

i. His CareFirst records between approximately 26 January 2011 and 20 May 2014;
ii. His Castle records between approximately 26 January 2011 and 1 July 2014;
b) Service User B’s CareFirst records between approximately 9 July 2010 and 22 March 2013;

6. Your actions as described at paragraphs 3 and 4 were dishonest.

7. The matters as described in paragraphs 1 - 5 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

8. The matters as described in paragraph 6 constitutes misconduct.

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

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 Paula Bailey

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
29/08/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended
06/02/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned