Sunday, 8 September 2013
Tameside radiographer ordered to retrain
A radiographer has been ordered to undergo refresher training after being accused of exposing patients to unnecessary radiation.
Concerns were raised by fellow radiographers about work carried out by Nsenam Obot just two days after she started work at Tameside Hospital in August 2012. At a hearing of the Health and Care Professions Council in Glasgow, she accepted she had had to take repeat x-rays in some cases. The panel found that her fitness to practise was impaired by her lack of competence.
The panel said in its judgement: “Members of the public would expect a competent radiographer to be able to work as an autonomous professional with the minimum of supervision. The panel therefore finds that the registrant’s current fitness to practise is impaired by a lack of competence.”
The hearing was told Mrs Obot had trained in Nigeria and the job at Tameside was her first in the UK. Read more: Manchester Evening News
Is it not utterly shameful that poor third world countries spend the little money that they have training medical students such as Nsenam Obot to a competent (but obviously not in this case) level only for Britain to then come along like a cash rich Pied Piper tempting newly trained medical staff to come and work for the NHS? Tameside Citizen