Orthotist, John F Skelton, Struck Off on Grounds of Misconduct Following Substantive Review

John F Skelton (PO00623) has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct following the second review of suspension order originally imposed for a period of 9 months on 26 January 2017 and extended for a further 6 months on 7 November 2017.
HCPTS - Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service - John F Skelton

A panel of the HCPTS heard that during the course of his employment as an orthotist at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust from around March 2014 until around March 2015, he used unprofessional and / or inappropriate language towards colleagues and service users.

The Panel further heard that the previous panel has stated that a period of suspension of 9 months would provide Mr Skelton with an opportunity to engage further with the fitness to practise process and to demonstrate insight into his misconduct.

Panel Chair Lesley White commented:

“Mr Skelton has hardly moved forward since the substantive hearing. The risk of repetition of unacceptable behaviour is as great now as it was at that time, and his fitness to practice is as impaired as it was determined to be by the substantive hearing panel.”

The Panel concluded that Mr Skelton had demonstrated clear resistance to taking proactive steps to demonstrate a willingness to address matters, and requested that the name of John F Skelton was struck off the HCPC Register.

Mr John F Skelton was present but was unrepresented at the hearing.