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Radiographer suspended for lack of competence
13/03/2017 - 14:24
Senu T Sejoro (RA51745) has been suspended from the HCPC Register for a period of twelve months on the grounds of a lack of competence whilst registered as a radiographer and employed as a sonographer at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Sejoro had fallen on to a pregnant patient’s abdomen during her 20 week scan, and then applied pressure to her abdomen by pushing himself back on to his feet.
The Panel further heard Mr Sejoro has caused another patient distress during her scan by listening to the foetal heartbeat for some time without explanation, and repeatedly asking her about her pregnancy dates.
Panel Chair Lubna Shuja commented:
“Mr Sejoro’s knowledge and skills as a radiographer were deficient. There was no independent or objective evidence available to the Panel to demonstrate that he had remediated the deficiencies in his knowledge and skills so that he was now capable of safe and effective autonomous practice.”
The Panel ordered for the name of Senu T Sejoro to be suspended from the HCPC Register for a period of twelve months.
Mr Sejoro 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: http://www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints/hearings/index.asp?EventType=H&category=0&month=3&year=2017&SubmitButton=GO
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.
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