Dr John Owen

: Practitioner psychologist

: PYL17989

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 15/02/2017 End: 17:00 24/02/2017

: 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 Practitioner Psychologist at Bolton Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust, between June 2013 and February 2014, you:

1. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 1, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 19 July 2013, you:
i. Recorded the date of the appointment as 19 March 2013.
ii. Did not time the initial page of your notes.
ii. Did not date and/or time the continuation page of your notes.
b. In relation to an appointment on 23 August 2013, you:
i. Did not time the initial page of your notes.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
c. In relation to an appointment on 06 September 2013, you:
i. Did not time your notes.
ii. Did not sign your notes.
d. In relation to an appointment on 27 September 2013, you:
i. Did not time your notes.
ii. Did not sign your notes.
iii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on your notes.
e. In relation to a telephone call on 18 October 2013, you did not time your notes,
f. In relation to an appointment on 15 November 2013, you:
i. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
ii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page of your notes,
g. In relation to an appointment on 17 January 2014, you:
I. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
ii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page of your notes.
h. In relation to an appointment on 21 February 2014, you:
i. Recorded the date ofthe appointment as 28 February 2014.
ii. Did not record the patient's name on your notes.

2. Did not progress treatment in a timely manner in relation to Patient 1, in that you: a. Did not make a referral to the Pain Management Programme following the appointment on 21 February 2014:
i. Until you were prompted by your supervisor.
ii. Until 28 February 2014.

3. Your actions in paragraph 2 above could have delayed Patient I's access to the biannual treatment programme.

4. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 2, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 02 August 2013 you did not date and / or time your notes.
b. In relation to an appointment on 30 August 2013 you did time your notes
c. In relation to an appointment on 25 October 2013 you did not make any notes of the appointment.
d. In relation to an appointment on 06 December 2013, you
i Did not time the initial page of your notes.
ii. Did not date and/or time the continuation page of your notes.
ii. Did not record the patient's name and/or RMC number on the continuation page of your notes.
e. In relation to an appointment on 31 January 2014 you did not record the patients name and/or RMC number on your notes.
f. In relation to an appointment on 7 February 2014, you:
i. Recorded the date of your appointment as 7 January 2014.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
lii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page of your notes.
g. In relation to an appointment on 14 February 2014, you recorded the date of your appointment as 14 July 2014.
h. In relation to an appointment on 21 February 2014, you:
I. Recorded the date of the appointment as 21 January 2014.
ii. Did not time your notes

5. Did not progress treatment in a timely manner in relation to Patient 2, in that you, following an appointment with Patient 2 on 30 August 2013, did not communicate the plan of therapy to other professionals.

6. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 3, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 22 November 2013, you did not time your notes.
b. In relation to an appointment on 06 December 2014, you:
i. Recorded the date ofthe appointment as 06 November 2013.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes,
c. In a letter date 28 February 2014 to the Gastroenterologist, you referred to Patient 3 by the incorrect name,

7. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 4, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 30 August 2013, you did not time your notes,
b. In relation to an appointment on 13 September 2013, you did not time your notes,
c. In relation to an appointment on 27 September 2013, you:
i. Did not time your notes.
ii. Did not sign your notes.
d. In relation to an appointment on 04 October 2013, you:
i. Did not time your notes.
ii. Did not record the patient's name and/or RMC number on your notes
e. In relation to an appointment on 11 October 2013, you did not time your notes,
f. In relation to an appointment on 18 October 2013, you did not time your notes,
g. In relation to a telephone call on 01 November 2013, you did not time your notes,
h. In relation to an appointment on 08 November 2013, you:
i. Did not time your notes.
ii. Did not record the patient's name and/or RMC number on your notes,
i. In relation to an appointment on 06 December 2013, you:
i. Recorded the date ofthe appointment as 6 November 2013.
ii. Did not time your notes,
j . In relation to an appointment on 13 December 2013, you:
i. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
ii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page of your notes,
k. Authorised a letter dated 10 January 2014 to be sent to an alternative service provider without the letter containing the patients details,
I. In relation to an appointment on 17 January 2014, you:
i. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
ii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page of your notes, m. In relation to an appointment on 31 January 2014, you did not time the initial page of your notes, n. In relation to an appointment on 07 February 2014, you:
i. Recorded the date ofthe appointment as 07 January 2014.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes
iii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page of your notes,
o. In relation to an appointment on 28 February 2014, you did not record the patient's name and/or RMC number on your notes,

8. Your actions in paragraph 7.k above delayed Patient 4's referral,

9. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 5, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 14 June 2013, you
i. Did not time the initial page of your notes,
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes,
b. In relation to an appointment on 28 June 2013, you:
i. Did not time your notes.
ii. Did not sign your notes,
c. In relation to an appointment on 30 August 2013, you
i. Did not time your notes.
ii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on your notes.

10. Did not conclude treatment in a timely manner in relation to Patient 5, in that you:
a. Following an appointment on 30 August 2013 you:
i. Did not send a discharge letter to Patient 5 until 23 December 2013.
ii. Did not send a discharge letter to the referrer until 28 February 2014.

11. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 6, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 12 July 2013, you:
i. Put your own name on the initial page of your notes instead ofthe patient's.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
iii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page
of your notes.
b. Did not record the date and/or time of a telephone conversation made after an
appointment on 12 July 2013.

12. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 7, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 11 October 2013, you:
i. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on your notes.
ii. Did not time your notes.

13. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 8, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 14 June 2013, you:
i. Did not time the initial page of your notes.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
iii. Did not sign your notes.
b. In relation to an appointment on 28 June 2013, you:
i. Recorded the date ofthe appointment as 27 June 2013.
li. Did not time your notes,
iii. Did not sign your notes.
c. In relation to an appointment on 19 July 2013, you:
i. Did not time the initial page of your notes.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
iii. Did not sign your notes.
d. In relation to an appointment on 26 July 2013, you:
i. Did not time the initial page of your notes.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes
e. In relation to an appointment on 02 August 2013, you did not sign your notes.
f. In relation to an appointment on 09 August 2013, you:
i. Did not time your notes.
ii. Did not sign your notes.
g. In relation to an appointment on 16 August, you:
i. Did not time the initial page of your notes.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes,
iii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page
of your notes.
iv. Did not sign your notes.
h. In relation to an appointment on 23 August 2013, you did not time your notes.
i. In relation to an appointment on 30 August 2013, you did not time your notes.
j . In relation to an appointment on 13 September 2013, you did not time your notes,
k. In relation to an appointment on 20 September 2013, you:
i. Did not time the initial page of your notes
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes
iii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page of your notes.
I. In relation to an appointment on 27 September 2013, you:
i. Recorded on the continuation page the date of the appointment as 26 June 2013.
ii. Did not time your notes.
iii. Did not sign your notes.
m. In relation to an appointment on 11 October 2013, you did not time your notes,
n. In relation to an appointment on 01 November 2013, you did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on your notes.
o. In relation to an appointment on 15 November 2013, you:
i. Did not time the initial page of your notes.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes,
p. In relation to an appointment on 29 November 2013, you:
i. Did not time the initial page of your notes.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
lii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page
of your notes.

14. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 9, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 22 November 2013, you:
i. Did not time the initial page of your notes.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
iii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page
of your notes.

15. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 10, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 27 June 2013, you:
i. Did not time the initial page of your notes.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
iii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page
of your notes.
iv. Did not sign your notes.
b. In relation to an appointment on 19 July 2013, you:
i. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on your notes
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
c. In relation to an appointment on 26 July 2013, you:
i. Did not time your notes.
ii. Did not sign your notes.
d. In relation to an appointment on 02 August 2013, you:
i. Did not time the initial page of your notes
ii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on your notes.
iii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
iv. Did not sign your notes.
e. In relation to an appointment on 23 August 2013, you:
i. Did not time your notes.
ii. Did not sign your notes.
f. In relation to an appointment on 06 September 2013, you did not time your notes.
g. In relation to a telephone call on 15 November 2013, you did not time your notes.
h. In relation to an appointment on 22 November 2013, you:
i. Did not time you notes.
ii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on your notes.

16. Did not progress treatment in a timely manner in relation to Patient 10, in that you, following an appointment on 06 September 2013 did not send a letter to the
Consultant Clinical Oncologist relating to Patient 10 until 21 October 2013.

17. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 11, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 27 September 2013, you:
i. Did not time you notes.
ii. Did not make satisfactorily notes of your initial screening assessment.

18. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 12, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 13 September 2013, you:
i. Did not time you notes.
ii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on the continuation page
your notes.

19. Did not conclude treatment in a timely manner in relation to Patient 12, in that you did not send a discharge letter to the Heart Failure Specialist until 28 February 2014.

20. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 13, namely:
a. In relation to a letter written on 28 February 2014, you did not record the patient's
name and/or RMC number on your notes.

21. Did not progress treatment in a timely manner in relation to Patient 13, in that you did not reinstate assessment sessions as requested by your supervisor on 21 January 2014.

22. Your actions at paragraph 21 above had the potential to delay Patient 13's treatment.

23. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 14, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 29 November 2013, you:
i. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on your notes.
ii. Did not time you notes.
b. In relation to an appointment on 06 December 2013, you did not time your notes.
c. In relation to an appointment on 13 December 2013, you:
i. Recorded the date ofthe appointment as 13 February 2013.
ii. Did not time the initial page of your notes.
iii. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on your continuation
page of your notes.
iv. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.
d. In relation to an appointment on 31 January 2014, you:
i. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on your continuation page
of your notes.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes,
e. In relation to the entry in the notes confirming the patient's discharge you, did not:
I. Date this entry.
ii. Time this entry.
iii. Record the patient's name and/or RMC number on this page of your notes.

24. Did not progress treatment in a timely manner in relation to Patient 14, in that you, on 28 February 2014, referred the patient to the Pain Management Programme despite the patient awaiting the results of an investigation.

25. Did not keep adequate patient records in relation to Patient 15, namely:
a. In relation to an appointment on 26 July 2013, you did not time your notes.
b. In relation to an appointment on 16 August 2013, you did not time your notes.
c. In relation to your notes made on 03 November 2013, following supervision, you
did not time your notes.
d. In relation to an appointment on 06 December 2013, you did not time your notes.
e. In relation to an appointment on 31 January 2014, you did not record the patient's
name and/or RMC number on your notes.
f. In relation to an appointment on 28 February 2014, you:
i. Did not record the patient's name and / or RMC number on your continuation page of your notes.
ii. Did not date and / or time the continuation page of your notes.

26. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 - 25 constitute misconduct and / or lack of competence.

27. 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 Dr John Owen

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
18/10/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Caution
15/02/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned
20/06/2016 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned