Operating department practitioner Stuart Grave has been struck off the HCPC Register following a review of a 2015 suspension resulting from misconduct and dishonesty whilst employed at The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee conducted a second review Mr Grave’s suspension imposed on 9 January 2015 and extended on for a further six months on 21 December 2015.
The Panel heard that Mr Grave was originally suspended after self-administering oxygen from an anesthetic machine whilst on duty and misappropriating 2 ampoules of tramadol from his workplace and self-administering them whilst on duty.
Panel Chair Pamela Mansell commented:
“The Panel has concluded that no purpose would be served in ordering a further period of suspension. Mr Grave has repeatedly stated that he wishes his name to be removed from the HCPC Register. That view is consistent with his decision not to embrace the suggestions made by the two Panels that imposed suspension orders to enable him to reconsider whether he wished to return to practice.”
The Panel directed the name of Mr Stuart Grave to be removed from the HCPC Register from the 6 August 2016 with an interim order to cover the appeal period.
Mr Stuart Grave was not present nor represented at the hearing.