Operating Department Practitioner, Philip A Welburn, Suspended on Grounds of Misconduct

Philip A Welburn (ODP17441) has been suspended from the HCPC Register for twelve months on the grounds of misconduct whilst registered as an operating department practitioner with the HCPC.

HCPTS - Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service - Philip A Welburn

A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mr Welburn implied to the Highfield Hospital that he had an appropriate professional indemnity arrangement in place that would cover him to work, when he did not.

The Panel further heard that Mr Welburn worked as an operating department practitioner at the Highfield Hospital without having an appropriate professional indemnity arrangement in place.

Panel Chair Julian Weinberg commented:

“The Panel considered that honesty and integrity are fundamental requirements for any professional registered with the HCPC. Furthermore, by working without insurance service users and the hospital were put at risk of financial loss in the event that a claim were made against Mr Welburn.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Philip A Welburn to be suspended from the HCPC Register for twelve months.

Mr Welburn was neither present nor represented at the hearing.