Martin G C Helliwell

: Radiographer

: RA66114

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 23/01/2018 End: 17:00 23/01/2018

: Health and Care Professions Council, 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

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

Allegation

During the course of your employment as a Band 5 Radiographer with

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) from October 2011, you;

 

1. On the 7 November 2013, took three poor quality images of Patient A’s ankle.

 

2. On the 11 November 2013, had Patient B for a sternum x-ray and;

 

a. did not take a x-ray of Patient B’s chest;

b. required at least four attempts to x-ray Patient B’s lateral sternum; and/or

c. produced poor quality images of Patient B’s sternum.

 

3. On the 9 November 2013, did not put a Left/Right marker on Patient C’s pelvis x-ray.

 

4. On the 13 November 2013, x-rayed a Patient D’s left femur with three exposures when it should have been the right femur.

 

5. On the 7 January 2014, made poor quality facial bones images for Patient E.

 

6. On the 20 January 2014, did not initially administer a biomarker capsule to Patient F before x-raying her abdomen.

 

7. On the 24 April 2014, irradiated an unknown patient’s carer, when you did not ensure they had any lead protection.

 

8. On the 8 May 2013, irradiated Patient G’s mother, when you did not ensure she had any lead protection.

 

9. Your actions as set out in paragraphs 1-8;

 

a. Exposed the patient to unnecessary radiation; and/or

b. Demonstrated unsafe clinical practice.

 

10. The matters described in paragraphs 1-9 amount to misconduct and/or lack of competence.

 

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

Finding

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Order

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Notes

If the Registrant seeks to return to the HCPC Register at any time the application would be treated as if the registrant had been struck off as a result of that allegation

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Martin G C Helliwell

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
23/01/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
11/08/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
10/08/2016 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
10/08/2015 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended