Physiotherapist, Andrew Daniel Brown, Struck Off Following Second Review of Suspension

Physiotherapist Andrew Daniel Brown has been struck off the HCPC Register following a second review of a twelve month suspension order imposed in 2014 and extended in 2016. Mr Brown was originally suspended on grounds of misconduct following rude and aggressive behaviour towards colleagues whilst employed at the William Merritt Disabled Living Centre in Leeds.

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A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that the suspension was extended for a further period of six months on 1 March 2016 partly due to Mr Brown’s wish to explore the option of voluntary removal.

The Panel further heard that Mr Brown had not engaged in the Voluntary Removal process, nor had he demonstrated any engagement with the HCPC or provided evidence of remediation.

Panel Chair Jacki Pearce commented:

“The Panel was of the view that by reason of his non engagement, Mr Brown, has not provided information to demonstrate that he had gained insight into his misconduct in relation to his rude and aggressive interactions with his work colleagues.”

The Panel concluded that a Striking Off Order was the proportionate sanction and the only one sufficient to protect the public interest and maintain public confidence in the professional standards and regulatory process.

Andrew Daniel Brown was not present or represented at the hearing.