Operating Department Practitioner suspended for a further 12 months


Jamie S Broadbent (ODP35560) has been suspended from the HCPC register for further 12 months following the review of a suspension order originally imposed on 28 November 2016.

A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mr Broadbent was originally suspended on grounds of his conviction on 29 January 2016 at Teeside Magistrates Court for possession of a controlled drug of Class A, and stealing midazolam, diazepam, ketamine and associated medical equipment of a value unknown belonging to North Tees Hospital.

The Panel further heard that following guilty pleas, he was sentenced on 25 February 2016 at Teeside Crown Court to imprisonment of 8 months, suspended for 24 months, with a rehabilitation activity requirement to carry out unpaid work for 120 hours. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £100 and prosecution costs of £100.

Panel Chair Peter Vines commented:

“The Panel noted that Mr Broadbent had not produced a reflective piece, independent evidence of abstinence from drugs, confirmation of CPD or evidence of his insight as the impact of his conduct on patient safety or public confidence. The Panel was not satisfied that Mr Broadbent had developed full insight and could not exclude the risk of repetition.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Jamie S Broadbent to be suspended from the HCPC Register for a further 12 months.

Mr Broadbent was present via telephone at the hearing and was not represented.


Notes to editors

1. The Health and Care Professions Council is an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC keeps a register for 16 different health and care professions and only registers people who meet the standards it sets for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The HCPC will take action against professionals who do not meet these standards or who use a protected title illegally.

2. The Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS) is the fitness to practise adjudication service of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Although it is part of the HCPC, the distinct identity of the HCPTS seeks to emphasise that hearings are conducted and managed by independent Panels which are at arm's length from the HCPC. https://www.hcpts-uk.org/aboutus/roleofhcptribunalservice 

3. Full details of this hearing will be posted online

4. See information about the HCPC’s fitness to practise proceedings

5. Anyone can contact us and raise a concern about a professional on our Register. This includes members of the public, employers, the police and other professionals. For more information visit www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints

6. The HCPC currently regulates the following 16 professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the HCPC. Full list of protected titles

  • Arts therapists
  • Biomedical scientists
  • Chiropodists / podiatrists
  • Clinical scientists
  • Dietitians
  • Hearing aid dispensers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Operating department practitioners
  • Orthoptists
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Practitioner psychologists
  • Prosthetists / orthotists
  • Radiographers
  • Social workers in England
  • Speech and language therapists

7. The HCPC regulates social workers in England. Social workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are separately regulated by the relevant Care Council in that country.

8. Registrants can appeal the panel’s decision. Appeals are made directly to the High Court in England or Wales, the Court of Session in Scotland or the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland. Appeals must be made within 28 days of when the Notice of Decision and Order is served. The Panel’s order does not take effect until the appeal period has expired or the appeal has concluded.