An engineer working at Basingstoke Hospital has been struck off due to a “lack of competence”.
Dudu Miah was handed the verdict at a tribunal earlier this month over allegations he had failed to deliver a new service at the facility’s cancer services unit.
Mr Miah was working as a clinical scientist for the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust between November 4, 2013 and June 25, 2014.
During this time, he was tasked with delivering a radiotherapy service that included a linear accelerator (LINAC) for the new radiotherapy department.
Allegations were made against Mr Miah that he acted ‘dishonestly’ and had not followed procedure in carrying out his responsibility to deliver the service and ensure staff received the training required.
In a report from the conduct hearing, the panel noted that Mr Miah struggled with questions posed to him.
The report added that he claimed he had informal and undocumented meetings with his line manager, where he had disclosed there were problems with the progress of the LINAC, including staff and technical difficulties.
He denied he had been dishonest or would be dishonest in any way. But many witnesses disputed that, with one of them saying Mr Miah had been given opportunities and invited to investigatory interviews to discuss the progress of the project.
The service was due to be completed and ready to start radiotherapy services for patients on April 25, 2014.
Mr Miah said he did not realise the “go live” date was for the commencement of treatment of patients, and thought it was for computer scanning only.
In passing the decision for Mr Miah to be struck off from the medical register, the panel added: “These are serious failures to act professionally and to protect service users and put their interests first.
“There is also a need to make a finding of impairment on public grounds in this case to protect service users, to declare and uphold proper standards of conduct in the profession, and to maintain public confidence in the profession.”