Biomedical scientist Michael Udegbune has been struck off the HCPC register on grounds of misconduct whilst working at the University Hospital of North Durham, Country Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Udegbune either failed to record or incorrectly recorded a large backlog of tests as either ‘not available’ or ‘insufficient’, despite the correct results being available from external laboratories.
The Panel further heard that by doing so, Mr Udegbune had caused delays in results reaching the relevant requesting departments – in some cases by at least eight months. Mr Udegbune could have delegated the responsibility but did not do so.
Panel Chair Lesley White commented:
“Mr Udegbune has breached a fundamental tenet of the profession and the Panel has determined that there is a significant risk of repetition of his misconduct. The Registrant has continued to deny any wrong doing, his acts were serious and deliberate, and he has not shown any insight or remorse.”
The panel decided to strike the name of Michael Udegbune from the HCPC Register due to his lack of insight or remorse, his serious breach of trust, the serious risk of harm to others and his dishonesty.
Mr Michael Udegbune was neither present nor represented at the hearing.