Radiographer Blessing Chabvamurambo (RA64282) has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct and / or lack of competence following the first review of a twelve month Suspension Order originally imposed on 14 September 2016.
A panel of the HCPTS Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mrs Chabvamurambo was originally sanctioned with a Conditions of Practice Order on 17 March 2015 for a period of 18 months whilst employed at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. The Order was subsequently reviewed on 14 September 2016 and replaced with a Suspension Order for a period of twelve months.
The Panel further heard that concerns raised in respect of Patient A and Patient B, which occurred on 10 April 2013, and an earlier clinical incident in July 2012 where she did not carry out appropriate identity checks with the result that she X-rayed the wrong patient, were found proved.
Panel Chair Carolyn Tetlow commented:
“Mrs Chabvamurambo has not provided any of the material that was identified in September 2016 as being helpful to this Panel, There is no evidence that she has sought to address or to remedy the deficiencies previously established or that she understands the gravity of her failings.”
The Panel concluded that a Striking Off Order is the only order that appropriately addresses the need to protect the public and the public interest.
The Panel ordered for the name of Mrs Blessing Chabvamurambo to be removed from the HCPC Register from the 14 October 2017 with an Interim Order to cover the appeal period.
Mrs Blessing Chabvamurambo was not present and not 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/201709131230-review_hearing-ra64282
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.