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||Failure to conduct a full / accurate assessment|
Standards of conduct, performance and ethics (updated in August 2012)
Standard 1. Be able to practise safely and effectively within their scope of practice
An employer raised concerns about a psychologist who did not report a service user’s suicidal thoughts to their supervisor or any other professionals. This was despite it happening repeatedly and after recording a case note. Following an appointment with the registrant, the servicer user made a suicide attempt and was taken to hospital. The registrant delayed informing her line supervisor about this despite having received a police report.
|Measures we put in place to protect the public||The Conduct and Competence Committee imposed a striking-off order.|
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- Registrants, Employers
- Practitioner psychologists