Physiotherapist Struck Off on Grounds of His Conviction

Physiotherapist David N Clay has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of his conviction for sexual offences at Sheffield Crown Court.

HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council - David N Clay

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Clay was convicted of a series of two separate indecent assaults on female patients in 1995 and one sexual assault on a female patient in 2009. All of the offences took place in the course of Mr Clays practice as a physiotherapist.

The Panel further heard that Mr Clay is currently serving a two year custodial sentence of imprisonment which was imposed on 2 November 2015 and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for five years.

Panel Chair Jennifer Rogers commented:

“In the view of the nature of the offences, the time period over which they occurred and in the absence of any evidence of insight or remediation, the Panel was not satisfied that the risk of repetition was low.

The Panel concluded that the matters for which Mr Clay was convicted were of such level of seriousness that is was incompatible for him to remain on the Register.”

The Panel directed for the name of David N Clay to be struck off the Register from 30 August 2016 with an interim order to cover the appeal period.

Mr David N Clay was not present nor represented at the hearing.