Biomedical Scientist, James Neil Basey, Struck Off on Grounds of Misconduct

Biomedical scientist James Neil Basey has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct whilst employed within the Haematology Department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust (the Trust) between 2007 and 2014.

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A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that concerns were raised by the Trust regarding Mr Basey’s conduct and / or competence in relation to his behaviour towards colleagues and his professional conduct.

The Panel further heard oral evidence from six witnesses. Assertions included Mr Basey throwing fake punches at Colleague A on a number of occasions; shining a laser bar code scanner in Colleague A’s face; shouting at staff and speaking to them in a belittling way including the repeated use of derogatory terms towards colleagues.

Panel Chair David Clark commented:

“The misconduct identified was serious. Mr Basey’s actions adversely affected a significant number of colleagues and created a risk of harm to service users. By demonstrating a pattern of inappropriate and unprofessional behaviour which fell far short of that which would be expected of a registered biomedical scientist, he has breached a fundamental tenet of his profession”.

The Panel concluded that the failings coupled with his attitudinal issues, insufficient insight and lack of remediation are fundamentally incompatible with Mr Basey remaining on the Register.

The Panel directed to strike the name of James Neil Basey from the Register and imposed an interim order to cover the appeal period.

Mr James Neil Basey was neither present nor represented at the hearing.