Mr Oodish K Dahal

Profession: Biomedical scientist

Registration Number: BS21396

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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Allegation

Between November 2007 and April 2015, whilst employed as the head Biomedical Scientist for Blood Transfusion at North Middlesex Hospital, you:

1. Did not ensure that staff were adequately trained and/or competent to work in the blood transfusion service.

2. Did not ensure that there was a Standard Operating Procedure detailing the training and/or competence requirements for staff working within Blood Transfusion.

3. Did not periodically review and/or record your review of the Blood Bank Computer Systems to ensure that they remained in a valid state and were compliant with Good Manufacturing Process (GMP).

4. In respect of the following Hospital Blood Bank Compliance Reports indicated that IT systems had been validated, when they had not:

a) Report for period 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008;

b) Report for period 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009;

c) Report for period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010;

d) Report for period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011;

e) Report for period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012;

f) Report for period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013;

5. In or around 2015, did not ensure that transport boxes had been validated for intended use.

6. Did not ensure there were adequate systems in place to prevent untrained staff accessing fridges containing blood.

7. In relation to the question ‘Are untrained staff prevented from the collection and distribution of blood’ within the Blood Compliance Report for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, confirmed they were, when this was not the case.

8. Did not ensure that recall procedures were being maintained and/or followed by staff within Blood Bank, in accordance with the Blood Safety and Quality Regulations 2005.

9. Did not act upon one or more reports received between 2012 to 2014, advising that a fridge in the Blood Transfusion Department was operating outside of the specified temperature range.

10. You did not ensure that the Biomedical Scientist who issued 3 units of incompatible blood in around March 2015 was adequately retrained.

11. Your conduct as outlined in paragraphs 4 and/or 7 was:

a) misleading; and/or

b) dishonest.

12. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 to 11 constitute misconduct and/or

lack of competence.

13. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to practise is impaired.

Finding

No information currently available

Order

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Notes

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 Oodish K Dahal

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