HCPC suspends radiographer on grounds of misconduct

Published: 14 February 2017 Ezine

A radiographer has been suspended from the HCPC Register for twelve months on the grounds of misconduct.

An HCPC panel heard that Mr Julius Odo, whilst employed at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, was responsible for a number of failings.

These included:

  • breaching departmental protocol by failing to report that the image verification movie loop had been omitted on a fraction during treatment
  • accessing medical records and adding notes retrospectively in an attempt to conceal his actions
  • covering a patient’s tracheotomy site with cling film
  • incorrectly following imaging action levels for a patient receiving radical radiotherapy to the head and neck regions.

Panel Chair Donald Brown commented: “Although Mr Odu has engaged with these proceedings there was no evidence before the Panel that he fully appreciates the gravity of his misconduct, there was no explanation as to how he would behave differently in the future and no assurance that such serious misconduct would not be repeated.”

Mr Odu was present but unrepresented at the hearing.

Read more about the case here