24 January 2014
Care Worker Who Stole From Her Patient May Face Sanctions From HCPC
The Daily Mail has reported on a care worker who was caught on film stealing from her seriously ill patient.
The care worker pleaded guilty to theft at Cannock magistrates and is currently waiting to be sentenced. The care worker could also face sanctions from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which regulates a number of health and care professionals.
In order to meet the HCPC standards and prove fitness to practice, registrants must continue to meet character, health and proficiency requirements. This includes providing information about any criminal convictions or cautions (other than a protected caution or protected conviction). Registrants must be able to show standards of conduct, performance and ethics.
If allegations are made that a registrant no longer meets the HCPC standards, they could face an investigation and a fitness to practice hearing. If the HCPC find that they no longer meet their requirements, they could be suspended or even struck off the register and stopped from practising.
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