Cambridgeshire

Peterborough physiotherapist suspended for 12 months

A physiotherapist whose work was described as "chaotic" has been suspended for 12 months.

Sin J Chiu, from Peterborough, was accused of storing patient information at home or in the boot of his car.

The Health Professions Council Register panel, hearing the case, were told he failed to maintain shared records with NHS Peterborough Community Services.

A trust representative said it became apparent he could not complete his work when practice problems were identified.

His paper files did not match the trust's computer database, patient notes were dispersed, not in chronological order and items were missing.

No continuity

Mr Chiu at first claimed all patient records were on trust premises, but later admitted he had kept approximately 60 of them at his home or in the boot of his car.

Chairman Raymond Pattison said: "In the panel's opinion, the facts found proved show that aspects of the registrant's practice were disorganised and chaotic.

"There was no reliable continuity of record keeping which provides safe and accurate information for the whole health care team to use."

The panel suspended Mr Chiu from the register for 12 months.

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