Mr Nicos A Kafkarkou

Profession: Biomedical scientist

Registration Number: BS23054

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 20/05/2019 End: 17:00 12/06/2019

Location: 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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During the course of your employment as Head Biomedical Scientist for Haematology and Blood Transfusion at North Middlesex University Hospital:

1. Between the MHRA inspection on 27 November 2007 and December 2015, you did not ensure that areas of concern were adequately addressed, in particular:

  1. You did not ensure there were adequate systems in place to prevent untrained staff accessing fridges containing blood;
  2. You did not ensure that recall procedures were being adequately maintained and/or followed.

2. You did not ensure, and/or make a record of ensuring that the Biomedical Scientist who issued 3 units of incompatible blood in around March 2015 was adequately retrained.

3. You did not ensure that there was a Standard Operating Procedure in respect of the secondary monitoring system in relation to refrigeration, until prompted.

4. Between July 2011 and December 2015 you did not ensure that staff were adequately trained and/or competent to work in the blood transfusion service.

5. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 - 4 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

6. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to practice is impaired


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Final Hearing of the Conduct and Competence Committee to take place at 405 Kennington Road, London on the following dates: 

Monday 20 May – Friday 24 May 2019;

Thursday 6 - Friday 7 June 2019 and;

Monday 10 - Wednesday 12 June 2019.


The hearing will begin at 10:00 hours on day 1 and at 9:30 hours on all subsequent days, with the exception of Thursday 6 June which will start at 12:30PM

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Nicos A Kafkarkou

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
20/05/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held