Miss Obianuju Onuigbo

Profession: Physiotherapist

Registration Number: PH91208

Interim Order: Imposed on 29 Sep 2017

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 11/06/2021 End: 17:00 17/08/2021

Location: This hearing will take place virtually

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

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Allegation

Whilst registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and employed by the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust as a Physiotherapist: 2015 Capability concerns:
1. On or around 15 May 2015, in relation to Service User 23, you:
a) Did not obtain an adequate patient handover;
b) Did not complete a timely assessment and/or provide timely treatment;
c) Did not formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
2. On or around 19 May 2015, in relation to Service User 24, you:
a) Did not adequately consider the medical notes and history;
b) Did not undertake and/or record a blood pressure recheck;
c) Did not complete and/or record an adequate clinical assessment.
d) Did not communicate appropriately with the other healthcare professionals involved;
e) Did not formulate and/or record an appropriate treatment plan.
3. On or around 20 May 2015, in relation to Service User 21, you:
a) Did not complete and/or record an accurate clinical assessment.
b) Did not formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
4. On or around 21 May 2015, in relation to Service User 22, you:
a) Did not obtain a patient handover and/or consider the medical notes.
b) Did not recognise Service User 22’s unsafe positioning and/or take steps to ensure Service User 22’s safety.
c) Did not carry out and/or record an accurate clinical assessment.
d) Did not correctly attach Service User 22’s facemask.
2016 Disciplinary concerns:
5. On or around 13 January 2016, in relation to Service User 20, you:
a) After temporarily transferring Service User 20 to an oxygen cylinder, did not reconnect Service User 20’s oxygen delivery device to the wall oxygen supply.
b) Did not hand over to a doctor for an urgent medical review.
c) Did not include in your handover to the nursing staff the urgent need for a medical review and/or that Service User 20 had been left on portable oxygen
2017 Capability concerns:
6. On or around 08 October 2016 and 17 November 2016, in relation to Service User 1, you did not follow post-operative instructions.
7. Between dates on or around 30 November 2016 and 09 January 2017, in relation to Service User 2, an acute post-operative patient, you did not provide an adequate number of physiotherapy sessions and/or ensure that an adequate number of physiotherapy sessions were provided.
8. In or around November and December 2016, in relation to Service User 3, you did not complete an adequate assessment and/or treatment plan.
9. On or around 10 January 2017, in relation to Service User 4, you did not take appropriate action after Service User 4 reported concerns about his wound.
10. On or around 07 February 2017, in relation to Service User 19, you did not reach an appropriate conclusion in respect of Service User 19’s rehabilitation potential and/or formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
11. On or around 10 February 2017, in relation to Service User 6, you:
a) Did not identify the discrepancies in the post-operative treatment plan notes;
b) Did not escalate these discrepancies; and/or
c) Did not provide appropriate treatment.
12. On or around 10 February 2017, in relation to Service User 7, you:
a) Did not recognise that Service User 7 was becoming unwell during assessment.
b) Did not demonstrate an awareness of the need to modify Service User 7’s treatment.
13. On or around 17 February 2017, in relation to Service User 8, you:
a) Did not complete an adequate assessment of Service User 8’s change of symptoms.
b) Did not demonstrate an awareness of the need to cease treatment.
14. On or around 19 May 2017, in relation to Service User 9, you:
a) Did not adequately review the operation notes.
b) Did not demonstrate adequate clinical reasoning in your intervention with Service User 9.
15. On or around 26 May 2017, in relation to Service User 10, you:
a) Did not adequately review the medical notes.
b) Did not recognise the absence of a documented orthopaedic management plan and/or take steps to ascertain the orthopaedic management plan for Service User 10.
c) Did not record adequate clinical reasoning within the medical notes and/or a plan for future physiotherapy intervention.
16. On or around 30 May 2017, in relation to Service User 11, you:
a) Did not attempt to ascertain the meaning of the abbreviation ‘ACS’ and/or the purpose of a Trop I test and/or D-dimer test, which were documented in an entry in the medical notes of the same date.
b) Did not formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
17. On or or around 02 June 2017, in relation to Service User 12, you:
a) Directed Service User 12 to reposition herself in a way that was unsafe.
b) Were unable to clinically reason how Service User 12 could be repositioned in a way that was safe.
18. On or around 15 June 2017, in relation to Service User 13, you:
a) Completed a repeat mobility assessment when this was not required and/or clinically justified.
b) Suggested that a repeat stair assessment should be completed when this was not necessary and/or without clinical justification.
c) Were unable to complete an accurate assessment of Service User 13’s range of movement without instruction.
d) Did not recognise that Service User 13 met the criteria for discharge.
19. On or around 22 June 2017, in relation to Service User 16, you did not respond appropriately and/or in a timely manner when Service User 16 became unwell during mobilisation.
20. On or around 20 June 2017, in relation to Service User 17, you did not adequately review the operation notes.
21. The matters set out at paragraphs 1-20 above amount to misconduct and/or lack of competence.

 

Finding

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Order

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Notes

Virtual Final hearing of the conduct and competence committee due to take place from Friday 11 June- Thursday 17 June and Tuesday 10 August to Tuesday 17 August 2021 at 10:00am on day 1 and 09:30am between day 2-11.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Miss Obianuju Onuigbo

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
11/06/2021 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
05/01/2021 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
05/10/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
06/07/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
19/12/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
27/09/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
27/06/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
02/01/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
10/10/2018 Investigating committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
10/08/2018 Investigating committee Interim Order Review Hearing has not yet been held