Miss Carolyn J Brown

: Occupational therapist

: OT14918

: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:12:30 05/12/2017 End: 17:00 05/12/2017

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

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Adjourned


During the course of your employment as an Occupational Therapist at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust [“the Trust”] between 1 June 2009 and 28 February 2013, you:


1. Required a high level of supervision in order to ensure that your caseload was managed safely and effectively;


2. Did not demonstrate appropriate clinical reasoning skills in that you:

(a) Did not consistently identify which occupational therapy assessments were required without support, in that you would:

(i) Not carry out assessments that were required, and/ or

(ii) Carry out assessments that were not required;

(b) Did not carry out assessments in a timely manner;

(c) Did not consistently identify a "problem list”;

(d) Did not consistently formulate appropriate treatment and discharge plans;


3. Did not consistently complete patient records accurately or in a timely manner;


4. Did not consistently communicate effectively with:

(a) Colleagues, or

(b) Patients;


5. Did not demonstrate appropriate manual handling skills in that you required prompting as to appropriate positioning during therapy assessments;


6. Did not consistently identify when or in which cases referrals should be made to other services or agencies;


7.  Did not prioritise your caseload appropriately;


8. Did not consistently delegate tasks appropriately;


9. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 - 8 constitute lack of competence.


10. By reason of your lack of competence your fitness to practise is impaired.


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This hearing was adjourned with no evidence heard. The date for the rescheduled hearing is to be confirmed.

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Miss Carolyn J Brown

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
03/01/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Adjourned
05/12/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Adjourned
15/12/2014 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Conditions of Practice