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Matthew Hughes
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Registered role
Domiciliary Care Wales
Outcome
Removal Order
Location
This was a remote hearing by Zoom
Employer
Mirus Wales Ltd
Type of hearing
Fitness to Practise Panel

Decision summary

A Fitness to Practise Panel that sat on 4-6 October 2021 has found the allegations detailed below proved against Matthew Hughes, a registered domiciliary care worker.

• Accessed confidential files/folders which he was not authorised to access or read

• Stored sensitive personal information related to a supported individual

• Breached the organisation’s Date Protection Policy and GDPR

The Panel found Matthew Hughes current fitness to practise was impaired and imposed a Removal Order which means can no longer work in a regulated social care role in Wales.

Matthew Hughes has the right of appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal within 28 days.

A copy of the panel’s full reasons are available on request.

Media- please contact: communications@socialcare.wales

Public- please contact: hearings@socialcare.wales

Summary of allegations

Mr. Hughes is alleged to have:

• Accessed confidential files/folders which he was not authorised to access or read

• Stored sensitive personal information related to a supported individual

• Breached the organisation’s Date Protection Policy and GDPR