Miss Joanne Caborn

Profession: Radiographer

Registration Number: RA35856

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 17/02/2020 End: 17:00 21/02/2020

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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Whilst employed as a Band 7 Sonographer by Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (“the Trust”), and registered as a radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council, you:

1. On one or more occasions between June 2016 and February 2018, including the dates set out in Schedule 1, behaved in a rude and/or unprofessional manner towards patients, contrary to the Trust’s C.A.R.E Policy.

2. On one or more occasions between August 2016 and October 2016, as set out in Schedule 2, failed to:

a. take sufficient time to scan patients; and /or

b. obtain images of optimal quality; and /or

c. obtain an image of the cervix.

3. On one or more occasions, including those set out in Schedule 3, used unnecessary force and /or caused pain to patients whilst scanning.

4. On or about 29 September 2016, during a transabdominal ultrasound scan, failed to identify:

a. focal liver lesions; and /or

b. an enlarged spleen; and /or

c. the extent of free fluid in the abdomen and / or pelvis.

5. Following an ultrasound scan of Patient S on or about 24 June 2016, mistakenly reported that a cyst was located in the right adnexa whilst it was in fact located in the Pouch of Douglas.

6. On one or more occasions, including 11 May 2017 whilst scanning Patient T, failed to visualise either one or both ovaries during a transvaginal and / or transabdominal ultrasound scan.

7. Following an ultrasound scan or about 1 February 2017, failed to include Patient U’s full clinical history in your report and / or make reference to relevant previous imaging reports.

8. Your actions at particulars 1-7 constitute misconduct and / or lack of competence.

9. By reason of your misconduct and / or lack of competence, your fitness to practise as a Radiographer is impaired.


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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Miss Joanne Caborn

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
17/02/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held