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Biomedical scientist struck off following substantive review

10/03/2017 - 14:45

Biomedical scientist struck off

Biomedical scientist Noorus Khan (BS62107) has been struck off the HCPC Register following a third review of a suspension order originally imposed on 4 March 2014.

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mrs Khan was originally suspended for twelve months on the grounds of a lack of competence whilst employed with North Bristol NHS Trust.

The Panel further heard that Mrs Khan’s original failings included not demonstrating basic laboratory skills and knowledge, not demonstrating appropriate interpretive skills during an assessment of her interpretation of abnormal results in core analytes and not demonstrating effective organisational skills.

Panel Chair Lubna Shuja commented:

“The Panel has concluded that Mrs Khan has not used the opportunity provided by the previous order. She has now had three years to demonstrate efforts to address the serious shortcomings that led to the original order for suspension. There is no evidence that she has attempted to keep her skills and knowledge up to date as required to perform as a competent biomedical scientist.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Noorus Khan to be struck off the HCPC Register.

Mrs Khan 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.

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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

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
Arts therapists
Biomedical scientists
Chiropodists / podiatrists
Clinical scientists
Hearing aid dispensers
Occupational therapists
Operating department practitioners
Practitioner psychologists
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.


Caitlin Drysdale
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