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Registrant snapshot - 4 December 2023

Total number of registrants for the main HCPC Register, broken down by profession (4 December 2023).

Bringing profession into disrepute / inappropriate comments on social media

Case study: A paramedic self-referred after he posted inappropriate comments on social media, which caused his employer to suspend him.

Inappropriate relationship with patient

Case study: A psychologist’s employer raised concerns that the registrant had taken a service user on a trip involving an overnight stay in a shared hotel room, bought the service user alcohol and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol in the presence of the service user.

Failure to maintain adequate records

Case study: A dietitian’s employer raised concerns about their clinical practice and conduct, following a number of incidents relating to six different service users.

Unsafe clinical practice

Case study: A biomedical scientist’s employer raised concerns following an incident where the registrant failed to follow procedure. When processing samples, the registrant failed to prevent contamination, which led to inaccurate results.

Dishonesty – fraud

Case study: An employer raised concerns about an operating department practitioner’s (ODP) conviction of fraud. For this conviction, she was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment and suspended for 24 months.

Failure to conduct a full / accurate assessment

Case study: 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.

Breach of confidentiality

Case study: 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.

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