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Mr Alan Barham
Whilst registered as a Paramedic and employed as a Disabilities Assessor with Capita:
1. On the Channel 4 programme ‘Dispatches: The Great Benefits Row’ broadcast on 11 April 2016 you were recorded as saying:
a. in response to an unknown service user’s Personal Independent Payment (PIP) assessment, “I’d literally finished his assessment before I’d even walked through the door. I’d done it on Saturday”, or words to that effect.
b. in response to a question regarding PIP assessments that you carry out, “Most of it’s informal obs you catch them out on” or words to that effect.
c. in response to a question regarding PIP assessments you carry out, “They’re informal, that’s why you don’t have to say anything. They’ll tell you everything that they want to tell you, is wrong, you can completely dismiss it more often than not. You’ll get your whole assessment done with watching what they do” or words to that effect.
d. in response to an unknown service user’s PIP assessment, “Disability known as being fat. She asks for help to wipe her arse because she’s too ******* fat to do it herself” or words to that effect.
2. You did not maintain the confidentiality of service users, in that as shown on the Channel 4 programme ‘Dispatches: The Great Benefits Row’ broadcast on 11 April 2016 you:
a. took a photo of an PIP assessment of an unknown service user on your personal phone;
b. admitted to taking photos of PIP assessments in the past and retaining them on your personal phone.
3. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 – 2 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.
4. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to practise is impaired.