Biomedical scientist Simeon Agbonkhina has been struck off the HCPC register on grounds of misconduct and dishonesty.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that in an application for the position of biomedical scientist at St. Helier Hospital on 28 November 2015, Mr Agbonkhina failed to state that he was subject to a Conditions of Practice order that required him to “inform any prospective employer (at the time of application)” that he were subject to conditions of practice.
The Panel further heard that the case was referred to the HCPC by Witness 1, who reviewed Mr Agbonkhina’s application form and became aware that the Conditions of Practice had been omitted.
Panel Chair Donald Brown commented:
“The Panel was satisfied that Mr Agbonkhina’s deliberate concealment of his fitness to practise history and current Conditions of Practice Order was dishonest.
A Striking Off Order is a sanction of last resort and should be reserved for those category of cases where there is no other means of protecting the public or the wider public interest. The Panel decided that Mr Agbonkhina’s case falls into this category because of the nature and gravity of his misconduct, his persistent lack of insight and high risk of repetition.”
The striking-off order will took effect from 22 December with an interim suspension to cover the appeal period.
Mr Simeon Agbonkhina was present and represented by Ms Katherine Fudakowski of Counsel, instructed by Thompsons Solicitors at the hearing.