Sister Helena M Ogbonna

Profession: Biomedical scientist

Registration Number: BS65368

Hearing Type: Voluntary Removal Agreement

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 28/08/2019 End: 17:00 28/08/2019

Location: England, London, Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service, 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Hearing has not yet been held

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Whilst registered as a Biomedical Scientist and employed by the Alder Hey
Children's NHS Foundation Trust ('the Trust'):
1. Between 20 June 2016 and 6 October 2016, you were unable to perform
at the standard required in that you:
a. Were unable to work unsupervised;
b. Were unable to identify the most common organisms and/or pathogens;
c. Were unable to complete bench work within a satisfactory time scale
during the working day on the following benches:
(i) The blood culture bench;
(ii) The wound bench.
d. Were unable to perform routine tasks as part of Microbiological
investigations, including:
(i) The reading of urine plates;
(ii) The identification of blood cells;
(iii) The use of antibiotic templates in reading sensitivities;
(iv) The use of the bench guide.
e. In relation to the respiratory bench:
(i) Were unable to identify the types of samples processed;
(ii) Were unable to identify the culture plates required;
(iii) Were unable to identify the target organisms associated with
respiratory infections.
f. Despite being signed off as competent on the blood culture bench, were:
(i) Unable to read the bench correctly after a break of a few weeks;
(ii) Unable to distinguish between yeast cells and Gram Positive Cocci in
gram films;
(iii) Unable to recognise that all positive blood cultures have an anaerobic
culture performed.
2. The matters set out at paragraph 1 amount to misconduct and/or lack of
3. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence, your fitness to
practise is impaired.


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This is a Voluntary Removal Agreement Hearing taking place at HCPTS London on Wednesday 28 August 2019 at 10:00am.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Sister Helena M Ogbonna

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
28/08/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Voluntary Removal Agreement Hearing has not yet been held