Mr Roy Miles

: Occupational therapist

: OT32001

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 16/06/2017 End: 17:00 16/06/2017

: Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh, 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Voluntary Removal agreed


Whilst registered as an Occupational Therapist and employed by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, you:


1. In relation to recordings on RIO progress notes:


a) on or around 31 December 2013, in relation to Service User A, carried out a home visit assessment and did not:

i. structure the visit appropriately;

ii. follow a specific assessment plan;

iii. make recommendations and/or actions and/or include a summary of your findings;

iv. upload the home visit assessment onto the RIO progress notes



b) on or around 13 March 2014, discussed matters of an inappropriate nature with vulnerable patients on an adult acute inpatient psychiatric ward.


c) on or around 25 March 2014, in relation to Service User B, did not:

i. prepare a care plan on how to challenge irrational thoughts;

ii. indicate how you would instigate a follow up care plan.


d) on or around 7 April 2014, in relation to Service User B, did not:

i. identify the issues to discuss with Service User B; and/or

ii. obtain Service Users B agreement to discuss any issues.


e) on or around 29 April 2014, in relation to a care plan entry, did not

appropriately set out:

i. the emotions which required managing;

ii. why the patient’s mind needed to be occupied;

iii. identify the occupational goals and/or how these were going to be met;

iv. why the patient needed to use a computer;

v. the purpose of the session.


f) on or around 13 May 2014, did not make an adequate recording in

relation to Service User C.


g) on or around 20 June 2014, did not record an adequate care plan entry.


h) on or around 25 June 2014, in relation to Service User C, did not record why you escorted the service user into town.

i) on or around 1 July 2014, did not record whether you had discussions with ward staff regarding safeguarding in relation to Service User D.


2. The matters described at particular 1 a) to i) constitute misconduct

and/or lack of competence.


3. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to practice is impaired.


Preliminary Matters


1. The Panel was informed by the Hearings Officer that Notice of this Voluntary Removal hearing was sent to the Registrant’s registered address by letter dated 11 May 2017. The Panel was satisfied that Notice had been properly served as required by the HCPC (Conduct & Competence) (Procedure) Rules 2003 (the Rules).

Proceeding in absence

2. Ms Brzezina applied for the hearing to proceed in Mr Miles’ absence. The Panel received and accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor, who advised that the Panel’s discretion to proceed in the Registrant’s absence should only be exercised with the utmost care and caution.

3. The Panel was satisfied that Notice of this hearing was sent to the Registrant’s registered address and had been served in accordance with the Rules. The Panel was provided with a note of a telephone call from Ms Brzezina for the HCPC on 15 June 2017, in which the Registrant stated that he would not be attending the hearing, nor did he wish to attend. The Panel concluded that Mr Miles had voluntarily absented himself and there was no evidence that he would attend an adjourned hearing. The Panel noted that the purpose of this hearing was to consider the terms of a Voluntary Removal Agreement agreed between the HCPC and Mr Miles, which had been signed by him. The Panel considered that it was in the public interest and in Mr Miles’ interests that the agreement should be considered expeditiously. Accordingly, the Panel decided to proceed in Mr Miles’ absence.

Proceeding in Private

4. In the course of the proceedings, Ms Brzezina made an application under Rule 10(1)(a) of the Rules for the hearing to proceed in private, on account of the personal matters relating to the Registrant that may be heard in the course of the hearing.

5. The Panel received advice from the Legal Assessor. The Panel considered the submission made by Ms Brzezina in respect of the Registrant’s privacy. The Panel determined in the exercise of its discretion that the hearing would proceed in private. As such, this is a redacted public copy of the private decision.


The Registrar is directed to remove the name of Mr Roy Miles from the Register with immediate effect.


The order imposed will apply with immediate effect.

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Mr Roy Miles

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
16/06/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Voluntary Removal agreed