Radiographer Anthony Davies has been struck off the HCPC Register following a conviction at Dudley Magistrates’ Court for two offences relating to making indecent photographs of a child.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Davies was convicted of making indecent photographs on his laptop computer between 31 October and 1 December 2014 and making indecent photographs on his mobile phone, namely 36 indecent images of a child at Category C, between 28 September 2014 and 28 February 2015.
The Panel further heard that Mr Davies pleaded guilty to both offences and was sentenced to concurrent terms of four months imprisonment suspended for 24 months, a supervision requirement during the period of suspension of the prison sentence and various ancillary financial orders.
Panel Chair Anthony Davies commented:
“The Panel is of the clear view that Mr Davies’ fitness to practise is impaired from the point of view of the public component. A fair-minded member of the public would not expect to be treated by a Radiographer who had so recently been convicted of offences of this nature, and that expectation would be underlined by the fact that Mr Davies is still subject to a suspended sentence of imprisonment.”
The Panel concluded that a striking off order is the proportionate sanction and directed for the name of Mr Anthony Davies to be removed from the Register.
Mr Anthony Davies was not present and not represented at the hearing.