Sep 122017

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Mr Alan Barham

: Paramedic

: PA27031

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 18/09/2017 End: 17:00 21/09/2017

: Health and Care Professions Council, 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

: Conduct and Competence Committee
Hearing has not yet been held

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.


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  3 Responses to “Disability Assessor Hearing September 18th-21st, London”

  1. I remember this disgusting individual. Can anybody tell me who has brought this hearing? Is it criminal or civil charges he faces?

    • it is a professional misconduct hearing by the regulating body HCPC, they are not civil or criminal charges,they are charges as to whether the person is fit to practice as a paramedic or other professional through there actions, sadly, there are not enough of them getting reported to the regulating bodies and facing sanctions that they will understand, if this was the case a lot more of them would do there jobs correctly,instead you get to use the atos/capita/maximus complaints policy firstly which is a good example of copy and paste and I have doubts if anything is ever done to the assessor or decision makers

  2. Why does this not surprise me. Yet another Betrayal Of the chronically sick and disabled in the uk, Paramedic should be Struck off.

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