Olivier Sivakumaran (BS42592) has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of misconduct and dishonesty whilst registered as a biomedical scientist and employed by St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust.
A panel of the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service heard that between 18 and 21 February 2017 in relation to Case A, Mr Sivakumaran attempted to conceal his incorrect identification of screening test results as negative.
The Panel further heard oral evidence from his employees both oral and documentary. Mr Sivakumaran admitted the HCPC’s factual case in the Response Proforma and provided no written representations to the Panel.
Panel Chair Sadia Zouq commented
“In this case, Mr Sivakumaran has engaged in a pre-meditated and elaborate dishonest scheme to alter test results, and as a result has potentially endangered the life of a patient. Furthermore, his actions had the potential to jeopardise the professional reputation of a colleague and the reputation of his employing Trust.”
The Panel concluded that there was no evidence that Mr Sivakumaran has since reflected on, or sought to remediate his misconduct and his engagement with the HCPC fitness to practise proceedings has been limited.
In these circumstances, the Panel concluded that the only appropriate order in this case is a Striking off Order.
Mr Sivakumaran was neither present no represented at the hearing.