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Steve Hardie failed to treat a patient appropriately and was rude to co-habiting male patients – on the basis that he believed all were gay. Mr Hardie also initially refused to go into a clinic with a gay colleague at Peterborough Community Services. The Health Professions Council (HPC) found all misconduct allegations, from 2005 to 2009, proved. The HPC’s Conduct and Competence Committee heard Mr Hardie had asked a work colleague to swap a patient because he had discovered he was HIV positive. ‘Highly offensive’ The chiropodist also failed to declare he was carrying out private podiatry work in Peterborough. The panel heard Mr Hardie, who had been given an interim suspension in February 2011, had not provided the panel with testimonials and references to demonstrate he had addressed his misconduct. He still denied the allegations and had nothing further to submit to the panel, it was told. “Mr Hardie’s attitude with patients and colleagues of homosexual orientation was unacceptable and highly offensive, both to the persons concerned and to the wider public,” the panel stated. “He has shown no insight or remorse chiropractic north york and very little conduct to remedy his behaviour, which took place over a considerable period of time.” The suspension order will be reviewed before its expiry. The panel advised Mr Hardie to engage with the process because it would have the power to strike him off the register at that hearing if he fails to provide information. More on This Story
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The locum podiatrist showed JS a video of a teenager performing a sexual act, before producing a photograph of a woman in a clothes shop changing room. Asked how he got the image, he replied: ‘I can go wherever I like.’ In an effort to change the subject, JS mentioned that she had previously lived near an army barracks and could see the soldiers practising their drills. Wisson replied: ‘I bet you loved that, all those squaddies, I bet you used to to rub up against the window.’ The chiropodist then began talking about an 11-year-old girl, who he described as ‘well developed’ before claiming he had ‘taken it upon himself to teach the girl about the facts of life’. Only four months later, in August 2009, he invited a woman, known as Mrs A, to a clinic in Perry Barr, Birmingham when it was empty. The married patient said he then asked her to remove her clothes and massaged her legs and thighs near her bottom, telling her he ‘just wanted to meet a nice woman’. New death at poisoning hospital as police quiz male nurse amid fears FOURTH patient has become victim Mrs A managed to phone her husband and asked him to pick her up immediately. Wisson told both women that he was a former army man who saw things in ‘black and white’. Misconduct: Wisson made the suggestive comments and showed pornography to a female assistant on his first day of work at The Verwood Surgery, in Verwood, Dorset Wisson, of Redditch, Worcestershire, was struck off the register by the Health Professional Council after being found guilty of misconduct. ‘She was clearly a vulnerable woman and has been left ashamed, embarrassed and feels dirty after what you did to her’ Panel chairman Ian Cookall said that he failed to care for his patients, was completely inappropriate and that his actions were sexually motivated. ‘The comments you made to JS were derogatory and disparaging and the video that you showed to her showing a teenager performing oral sex was demonstrably offensive to her. ‘Your actions fell short of what was expected in your personal and professional conduct,’ he added. bayview sheppard chiropractic Mr Cookall said Wisson had a ‘ridiculous and fanciful’ idea that JS was ‘anti-male’ and that Mrs A and her husband made up the allegations against him.
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Broadstairs runner and chiropodist Emma Bevan will run London Marathon for The Alzheimer’s Society and The Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Charity.
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Chiropodist who showed female assistant porn and massaged patient’s thighs is struck off
Related articles Keeping pace with medical advances 28 August 2006 Having for a number of months self-treated unsuccessfully what I thought was a verruca, I decided it was time to get some professional advice. The chiropodist did a fact-find on me my medical background, did the verruca hurt or cause me any problems? before carrying out a thorough examination of my feet (even the one without said complaint). He confirmed it was a verruca and explained how notoriously difficult verrucas are to treat, adding that, depending on ones age, they can take literally years to eradicate. But, he said, a lot of people do not get anywhere with the treatments available at the local pharmacy. In fact, acid was the best treatment but he was not going to prescribe that for me. I was reassured, better informed and came away confident that do nothing was a reasonable course of action. I had taken advice from a professional who knew what he was talking about and he had not tried to sell me anything. His advice was simply do nothing. Did he bill me? Yes, of course. He is a professional and he delivered a professional service. So in answer to Nicks question: yes, of course you can charge a client when your advice is do nothing as long as doing nothing is good advice based on your experience, skills, qualifications and expertise. Why? Because that advice is valuable and worth something to your client. Product is not the only outcome of advice; advice is valuable on its own.
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Chiropodist experience shows the way to a professional ‘nothing’ service
In 2014, she is running for two charities: The Alzheimers Society for her grandmother, who is suffering from severe vascular dementia, and The Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Charity, in memory of her dads sister who died from leukaemia, aged just four. Hopefully, the funds we can raise together will go towards the continual development, progression, research and care that both charities strive to do and aim to prevent and cure our current and future generations, said Emma. She has the added reassurance of knowing she be in good hands at the end of the race with her dad John, a fellow chiropodist on hand to provide a well-earned massage and TLC for her tired feet. The pair work as a father and daughter partnership, offering chiropody and podiatry services as A1 Footcare, with clinics at Paydens The Chemist in Broadstairs and Dashwood Medical Centre, Ramsgate. In 2012, Emma raised 2,500 for the liver unit at Kings College Hospital, London, where her mum had been treated. Chiropodist Emma Bevan, from Broadstairs, will be running the London Marathon in aid of The Alzheimers Society and The Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Charity. She completed that run in five hours, 34 minutes and 56 seconds, managing to do so running all the way, not walking or stopping once. Emma, a member of Cliftonville Hockey Club, describes the experience as phenomenal, one of the best of my life. She said: It was such a massive achievement, knowing that when you put your mind to it, you can do it. The atmosphere was wonderful with little children screaming your name and high-fiving, steel bands on roundabouts, people singing karaoke. Emma also enjoyed seeing runners in fancy dress and is planning her own – she may well step out as Wonder Woman.
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