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Clinical educator struck off CSP register

A CSP disciplinary panel has struck off a clinical educator from the CSP register, for discrediting the profession with remarks and behaviour witnessed by students.

Glyn Martin Jones was found guilty of serious professional misconduct at a hearing of the Society's professional conduct committee last month.

The committee upheld a series of allegations about Mr Jones' conduct while he was a clinical educator to students from Keele University in 2002 to 2003.

These included inappropriate behaviour towards a female student, and inappropriate remarks made about students, patients, colleagues, nurses and Asians.

On one occasion, Mr Jones made repeated references to a female student's underwear during the course of a patient group exercise session, the committee heard.

The panel was told he threatened to 'ruin' the career of one student for complaining about him, and was also aggressive towards another student who raised concerns about his conduct.

PCC chair Angela Thomas said although there were no complaints from current employers about Mr Jones' clinical skills, the allegations were so serious as to bring discredit to physiotherapy and the Society.

She said: 'Even now Mr Jones has not demonstrated that he understands the effect on others of his behaviour, as set out in the 10 charges that we found proved.'

Although Mr Jones did not attend the hearing, it is understood he is to appeal.

The Health Professions Council will also examine the case, one of the last disciplinary cases to be  dealt with by the Society.  New cases are now only  heard by the HPC.

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Article Information

Author(s)

Matthew Limb

Issue date

7 November 2007

Volume number

13

Issue number

21

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