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Physiotherapist suspended following substantive review
20/04/2017 - 10:19
Physiotherapist Marion Hazel Le Cornu (PH25781) has been suspended from the HCPC Register for a further twelve months following a substantive review of a suspension order originally imposed on 21 April 2016.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Ms Le Cornu was originally suspended for a period of twelve months on the grounds of a lack of competence whilst employed at Jersey General Hospital.
The Panel further heard that Ms Le Cornu’s failings included flawed assessments, inaccuracies on documentation, poor clinical reasoning in identifying patients’ main problems, basic lack of knowledge and an inability to improve that knowledge, despite a structured development plan put in place by her employer.
Panel Chair Graham Aitken commented:
“The original Panel was of the view that Ms Le Cornu’s actions and omissions placed patients and service users at risk and found that there was no evidence before it to indicate that she had subsequently reflected on her practice so as to achieve sufficient insight into it. This Panel has no information from Ms Le Cornu and therefore no evidence that she has taken steps to address the deficiencies identified.”
The Panel ordered for the name of Marion Hazel Le Cornu to be suspended from the HCPC Register for a further twelve months.
Ms Le Cornu was neither 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: http://www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints/hearings/index.asp?id=8104&month=4&year=2017&EventType=H
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 con
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