Dudu J Miah (CS01544) has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of misconduct and a lack of competence whilst employed as Radiotherapy Medical Physics and Engineering Lead at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mr Miah was responsible for a number of failings whilst holding responsibility to commission the Linear Accelerator in the Radiotherapy Department at Basingstoke Hospital.
The Panel further heard that Mr Miah provided assurances to the Cancer Services Clinical Director and Operations Director that work on the project had been completed when this was not the case.
Panel Chair Dudu J Miah commented:
“Mr Miah failed to carry out his responsibilities in the setting up and commissioning of the Trust’s new radiotherapy facility and dishonestly assured his managers that the commissioning tasks were being completed and the agreed timeline would be met. These are serious failures to act professionally and to protect service users and put their interests first.”
The Panel ordered for the name of Dudu J Miah to be struck off the HCPC Register.
Mr Miah was present at the hearing and represented by Ms Neerja Sharma, Counsel.
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