David A Littlefair

Profession: Radiographer

Registration Number: RA32008

Hearing Type: Restoration Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 10/10/2022 End: 17:00 10/10/2022

Location: Park House 184-186 Kennington park road SE11 4BU

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

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Allegation

In the course of your employment as a Radiographer for Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust you;


1) On 02 January 2009;

a) Refused a request made by an A&E Consultant for additional x-ray views of a patient;


b) Acted in an inappropriate and aggressive manner during the discussion with the A&E Consultant, including;


(i) Falsely stating the image was already on the PACs system;


(ii) Refusing to answer reasonable questions regarding the treatment of a patient, namely whether the patient had had an arm or shoulder x-ray;


(iii) Pointing in the A&E consultant’s face.

c) Subsequently, refused to discuss this incident with the Senior Manager despite a request from her to do so


2) On 03 January 2009;


a) Inappropriately instructed a patient, taken for x-ray in a wheelchair, to walk into the x-ray room at a time when they were unable to do so due to the injury they had sustained;


b) Refused to assist the patient in entering the x-ray room, instead allowing a member of the public to do so;


c) Made rude and inappropriate comments to the patient namely;


(i) Instructed the patient “You must put your foot down” despite the patient sustaining an injury involving the impalement of his right foot on a spike;


(ii) Stated the patient should walk to the x-ray room or not
bother going in;


(iii) Threatened to place the patients foot down, stating “If you
don’t, I will”;


d) Caused unnecessary pain to the patient in the course of your x-ray investigation;


e) Falsely stated you had not forced the patient to walk into the x-ray room when challenged by Maureen Read;

f) Removed your name page badge to conceal your identity from the patient and refused to give your name to the patient;


g) Treated a patient in such a way that a nurse had to intervene during the x-ray investigation to safeguard the patient.


3) The matters set out in 1 – 2 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence;


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

Finding

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Order

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Notes

Restoration hearing of the conduct and competence committee to take place at Park House 184-186 Kennington park road, London, SE11 4BU, at 10:00am on 10 October 2022.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for David A Littlefair

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
10/10/2022 Conduct and Competence Committee Restoration Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
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