Radiographer struck off for misconduct
Emmanuel I O Ehiwe has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council Register on the grounds of misconduct, whilst employed as a bank sonographer at Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
A panel heard that failings included taking images of suboptimal quality at a 20 week anatomy scan for Patient A and failing to identify a myelomeningocele which was identifiable on two images.
The panel further heard that following the review into the circumstances of Patient A, and a further audit of ultrasound images, further failings were found in relation to multiple patients.
Panel chair Claire Bonnet commented, “The findings of the panel are of very serious and numerous acts and omissions. There is an absence of insight and denial was persistent. Dr Ehiwe’s unwillingness or inability to resolve matters has the consequence that a striking off order is the only way in which the public can be effectively protected.”
The panel ordered for the name of Emmanuel I O Ehiwe to be struck off the Register with an interim order to cover the appeal period.
Dr Ehiwe was present but unrepresented at the hearing.