Radiographer with ‘extremely limited knowledge’ struck off

Published: 17 August 2016 Ezine

A radiographer has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of incompetence.

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Wilson Thomas achieved a score of just 8% in a combination of radiographic tests.

He also demonstrated extremely limited knowledge of radiography during an interview for a Band 5 position at Leighton Hospital. 

Mr Thomas was also asked to undertake a test of competence, which demonstrated that his knowledge and skills were rated well below the level of a first year radiography student. 

Panel Chair Gill Madden commented: “The Panel adopts the finding of the previous Panel that the wide ranging deficiencies on Mr Thomas’ core competencies represent a risk to patients and the wider public, and that his lack of clinical competence constitutes a dangerous practitioner.”

The panel concluded that that a striking off order was the necessary and proportionate sanction. 

Mr Thomas was neither present nor represented at the hearing.

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