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Biomedical scientist suspended on grounds of misconduct

20/04/2017 - 10:13

Biomedical scientist suspended

Michael D Hampton (BS38310) has been suspended from the HCPC Register for a period of six months on the grounds of misconduct whilst employed as a biomedical scientist by Public Health England.

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Hampton used inappropriate and offensive language about and to colleagues,  including calling Colleague C a “****wit” and Colleague D a “lard a***”.

The Panel further heard that Mr Hampton refused to comply with requests in that he refused to tour the laboratory to see what changes had been implemented during a leave of absence, and refused to attend work related meetings.

Panel Chair Lesley White commented:

“Mr Hampton has shown no insight, remorse or remediation in respect of his behaviour and the Panel has found there is a risk of repetition. He has not engaged with his regulator which leaves the Panel with no alternative but to consider a suspension order, which will protect the public and the wider public interest and uphold public confidence in the profession.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Michael D Hampton to be suspended from the HCPC Register for a period of six months.

Mr Hampton was neither present nor represented at the hearing.

-ENDS-


Notes to Editors:

1. The Health and Care Professions Council is an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC keeps a register for 16 different health and care professions and only registers people who meet the standards it sets for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The HCPC will take action against professionals who do not meet these standards or who use a protected title illegally.

2. Full details of this hearing will be posted online here: http://www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints/hearings/index.asp?id=7896&month=4&year=2017&EventType=H

3. Information about the HCPC’s fitness to practise proceedings can be found on the HCPC website here: www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints

4. Anyone can contact us and raise a concern about a professional on our Register. This includes members of the public, employers, the police and other professionals. For more information visit www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints

5. The HCPC currently regulates the following 16 professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the HCPC. To see the full list of protected titles please see www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutregistration/protectedtitles
Arts therapists
Biomedical scientists
Chiropodists / podiatrists
Clinical scientists
Dietitians
Hearing aid dispensers
Occupational therapists
Operating department practitioners
Orthoptists
Paramedics
Physiotherapists
Practitioner psychologists
Prosthetists / orthotists
Radiographers
Social workers in England
Speech and language therapists

6. The HCPC regulates social workers in England. Social workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are separately regulated by the relevant Care Council in that country.

7. Registrants can appeal the panel’s decision. Appeals are made directly to the High Court in England or Wales, the Court of Session in Scotland or the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland. Appeals must be made within 28 days of when the Notice of Decision and Order is served. The Panel’s order does not take effect until the appeal period has expired or the appeal has concluded.

Caitlin Drysdale
44 (0)20 7840 9806




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