Nisha Bhardwaj

: Biomedical scientist

: BS40019

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 13/11/2017 End: 17:00 20/11/2017

: ETC Venues, Avonmouth House, 6 Avonmouth Street, London, SE1 6NX

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Adjourned part heard


During the course of your employment as a Biomedical Scientist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, between 15 June 2009 and 9 June 2015


1. In or around October 2011 you did not communicate with your line manager about the results of staining.


2. On or around 28 October 2011, it became apparent that you had not updated the ongoing document as required.


3. Between June 2010 and December 2010, you conducted flow

cytometry experiments which were not accurate enough to be

considered for research.


4. Between 2009 and 2011, your productivity of biopsy samples entered within the institute’s computer system only accounted for 5.6% of the total samples entered within the ION centre.


5. In or around May 2011, you amended figures within reports for the NCG service and/or collated the figures inaccurately.


6. In or around July 2011, you did not complete FACS analysis triplicate of cells in a timely manner.


7. In or around June 2011, you did not label the biopsy slides fully.


8. On more than one occasion you did not top up the liquid nitrogen for the biopsy samples in accordance with the liquid nitrogen rota.


9. In or around December 2011, you did not achieve consistent inter experiment results for patient cells.


10. Did not keep contemporaneous records of your work, in that you:


a. Did not record details of your working time on 28 October 2011. b. Did not record details of your working time on 3 November 2011.

c. Did not record work completed after a completion of tissue culture work started at 1.30pm on 11 November 2011.

d. Did not record details of your working time on 14 November 2011.


e. Did not record details of your working time after 3.15pm on 21 November 2011.


f. Did not record details of your working time after 3.15pm on 24 November 2011.


g. Did not record details of the experiments which you conducted on 25 November 2011.


11. The matters set out in paragraphs 1-10 constitute misconduct and/or lack competence.


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


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This hearing adjourned, part heard. The date for the reconvened hearing is to be confirmed.

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Nisha Bhardwaj

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
19/07/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Conditions of Practice
10/05/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard