Our case studies are based on real life fitness to practise concerns we have received. They illustrate the types of issues that are taken into consideration by a panel when deciding if a registrant’s fitness to practise is impaired, and if so what sanction to apply.
|Type of concern||Dishonesty – fraud|
|Profession||Operating department practitioner|
Standards of conduct, performance and ethics (updated in August 2012)
An employer raised concerns about an operating department practitioner’s (ODP) conviction of fraud. For this conviction, she was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment and suspended for 24 months. The registrant had withdrawn money from her stepfather’s bank accounts, whilst registered as Power of Attorney for his property and finances. She used this money for her personal gain.
The registrant had pleaded guilty to an offence of dishonesty. She had abused the position of trust in which she had been placed. Namely, to act as the Power of Attorney for her vulnerable stepfather who lacked the capacity to manage his own affairs and finances. The offence had taken place over a number of years.
|Measures we put in place to protect the public||The Conduct and Competence Committee imposed a striking-off order.|
- Learning material
- Case study
- Registrants, Employers
- Operating department practitioners