Mr Peter Fletcher

: Physiotherapist

: PH49129

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 29/03/2017 End: 17:00 31/03/2017

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

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Adjourned

Allegation

While registered as a physiotherapist, you:

1. In relation to Patient A:
a) Between approximately 31 March 2014 and 9 January 2015:
i. did not maintain adequate records;
ii. provided an excessive number of treatment sessions for the type of injury sustained by Patient A;
b) Between approximately July 2014 and October 2015, did not provide a copy of the patient notes to the patient’s solicitors and/or insurance company;
c) On or around 19 December 2014, invoiced Patient A’s solicitors for a medical report which was not provided;
d) On or around 17 August 2015, stated to Patient A that the patient notes were “scant”, “useless” and “wouldn’t help in any way” or words to that effect;
e) On or around 12 October 2015 and/or 16 October 2015, sent a password-protected document purporting to be the patient notes but did not provide the password;
f) Indicated that hospital policy prevented you from disclosing patient notes on accounts in arrears, or words to that effect, when this was not the case;

2. In relation to Patient B:
a) Between approximately September 2009 and April 2011, did not maintain adequate records;
b) Between approximately May 2011 and October 2012, did not provide a copy of the patient notes to the patient’s solicitors;
c) In June 2011, requested and were sent payment for a copy of the patient notes but did not subsequently provide the notes;
d) On 29 July 2011, sent a password-protected document purporting to be the patient notes but did not provide the password.

3. Provided an excessive number of treatment sessions for the type of injury sustained in respect of patients including the following:
a) Patient C
b) Patient D
c) Patient E
d) Patient F
e) Patient G
f) Patient H
g) Patient I
h) Patient J
i) Patient K
j) Patient L
k) Patient M
l) Patient N
m) Patient O

4. Your actions as described in paragraph 1a)ii, 1c), 1f), 2c) and 3 were dishonest.

5. The matters as described in paragraphs 1 – 4 constitute misconduct.

6. By reason of your misconduct 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 Mr Peter Fletcher

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
29/03/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned