Social worker Anne Margaret Davies (SW69609) has been suspended from the HCPC Register for a further twelve months following a review of a suspension order originally imposed on 20 September 2016.
A panel of the HCPTS heard that Ms Davies was originally suspended for a period of nine months on the grounds of misconduct whilst employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.
The Panel further heard that Ms Davies’ failings related to a wide range of case management issues, including consistent failures to update care plans and reviews and failing to respond appropriately to risk related information.
Panel Chair Brian Wroe commented:
“The Panel was particularly concerned at the limited progress demonstrated in respect of Ms Davies gaining of insight into the identified wide-ranging deficiencies that had occurred over a period of years. The deficiencies related to fundamental tasks of a social worker and Ms Davies still displayed limited recognition of the impact on service users of her failure to carry out her responsibilities.”
The Panel ordered for the name of Anne Margaret Davies to be suspended from the HCPC Register for a further twelve months.
Ms Davies was present and represented by Ms Lyse Hurd of the British Association of Social Workers.
Notes to Editors:
1. The Health and Care Professions Council is an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC keeps a register for 16 different health and care professions and only registers people who meet the standards it sets for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The HCPC will take action against professionals who do not meet these standards or who use a protected title illegally.
2. Full details of this hearing will be posted online here:
3. Information about the HCPC’s fitness to practise proceedings can be found on the HCPC website here: www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints
4. Anyone can contact us and raise a concern about a professional on our Register. This includes members of the public, employers, the police and other professionals. For more information visit www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints
5. The HCPC currently regulates the following 16 professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the HCPC. To see the full list of protected titles please see www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutregistration/protectedtitles
Chiropodists / podiatrists
Hearing aid dispensers
Operating department practitioners
Prosthetists / orthotists
Social workers in England
Speech and language therapists
6. The HCPC regulates social workers in England. Social workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are separately regulated by the relevant Care Council in that country.
7. Registrants can appeal the panel’s decision. Appeals are made directly to the High Court in England or Wales, the Court of Session in Scotland or the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland. Appeals must be made within 28 days of when the Notice of Decision and Order is served. The Panel’s order does not take effect until the appeal period has expired or the appeal has concluded.