Our case studies are based on real life fitness to practise concerns we have received. They illustrate the types of issues that are taken into consideration by a panel when deciding if a registrant’s fitness to practise is impaired, and if so what sanction to apply.
|Type of concern||Breach of confidentiality|
Standards of conduct performance and ethics (updated in January 2016)
An occupational therapist's employer raised concerns with us after the registrant left a notepad containing confidential information, pertaining to a number of service users, at the home address of a service user. Despite being aware that the notepad contained confidential information, the registrant did not recover the notepad in a timely manner.
|Measures we put in place to protect the public||The Conduct and Competence Committee imposed a twelve-month caution order.|
- Learning material
- Case study
- Registrants, Employers
- Occupational therapists