ODP, Caroline Daniels, Struck Off for Repeated Misuse of Anaesthetic Gases

Operating Department Practitioner Caroline Daniels has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct after misusing anaesthetic breathing circuits by inhaling anaesthetic gases and failing to disclose her full employment history whilst employed by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council - Caroline Daniels

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that on 9 June 2014 concerns were raised by a staff nurse that Caroline Daniels had been inhaling anaesthetic gases. During a Trust investigation, the enquiry was widened to include previous concerns in relation to similar behaviour, and an allegation that Mrs Daniels had failed to disclose her full employment history in her job application forms.

The Panel further heard oral evidence from four witnesses and written and documentary evidence, including submissions made by Mrs Daniels during the Trust investigation. This evidence was admitted on the basis that it demonstrated Mrs Daniels