Physiotherapist Alexander Fawcett (PH105798) has been suspended from the HCPC Register for a further twelve months following a review of a suspension order imposed on 4 November 2016.
A panel of the HCPTS Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Fawcett was originally suspended on grounds of lack of competence whilst employed at Medway NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust).
The Panel further heard that Mr Fawcett did not attend the Final Hearing, however he had made full admissions of the facts and sent in written submissions. The factual particulars included failing to complete patient notes; failing to demonstrate clinical reasoning in patient records; and failing to adapt his communication style to patient needs.
Panel Chair Deborah Fowler commented:
“The Panel has come to the decision that the only appropriate and proportionate order in this instance is a further suspension order. Mr Fawcett has stated in his adjournment application that he wishes to attend a review. This indicates that Mr Fawcett may now feel able to engage in a further review.”
The Panel directed for the name of Mr Alexander Fawcett to be suspended from the HCPC Register for a further period of twelve months. If Mr Fawcett should choose to ask for an early review then this case may be reviewed sooner.
Mr Alexander Fawcett was not present nor represented at the hearing.
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: https://www.hcpts-uk.org/hearings/listing/201611011000-final_hearing-ph105798
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.