Laura M Tyreman (RA52761) has been suspended from the HCPC Register for a period of twelve months on the grounds of misconduct whilst employed as a radiographer at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
A panel of the HCPTS heard that Miss Tyreman advised her employers that she had been diagnosed with leukaemia when she had not been diagnosed with the condition. She also indicated on various dates that the reason for her absence from work was ‘cancer’.
The Panel further heard that Miss Tyreman falsely told a colleague she was having bone biopsies and chemotherapy, and indicated that she needed time off from work following an infection of the cannulation site inserted for bone marrow biopsy.
Panel Chair William Nelson commented:
“Miss Tyreman’s conduct fell well below the standards that are expected of all health professionals. Honesty is essential for all professionals and Miss Tyreman was in breach of that fundamental requirement. Members of the public place their trust in the honesty of health professionals and would not expect the Panel to allow Miss Tyreman to be free to practise without restriction.”
The Panel ordered to suspend the name of Laura M Tyreman from the HCPC Register for a period of twelve months.
Miss Tyreman was neither present nor represented at the hearing.
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. Full details of this hearing will be posted online here: https://www.hcpts-uk.org/hearings/listing/201705221000-final_hearing-ra52761
3. Information about the HCPC’s fitness to practise proceedings can be found on the HCPC website here: www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints
4. 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
5. 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. To see the full list of protected titles please see www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutregistration/protectedtitles
Chiropodists / podiatrists
Hearing aid dispensers
Operating department practitioners
Prosthetists / orthotists
Social workers in England
Speech and language therapists
6. 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.
7. 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.