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Radiographer struck off for conviction

26/02/2013 - 16:46

Radiographer struck off

Radiographer Michael Xavier Takie has been struck off the HCPC Register following a conviction for obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception at Hendon Magistrates' Court.

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Michael Xavier Takie provided a French identity card in the name of Xavier Dillo Blondo when he started his employment at North West London Hospitals Trust. A Trust investigation later uncovered that the card had been forged and that Michael Xavier Takie was in fact a citizen of Cameroon, leading to his arrest.

The Panel further heard that Michael Xavier Takie pleaded guilty to obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception and was subsequently sentenced to 28 months in prison.

Panel Chair Nicola Bastin commented:

“The Panel regarded the offence as being a very serious matter in that it was pre-planned and involved dishonesty over several years and resulted in a substantial prison sentence. In addition, the effect of this offence was that immigration controls were circumvented over a lengthy period.

“The Panel was of the view that the registrant had, by his actions, brought the Radiography profession into disrepute.”

The Panel decided the most appropriate action was to strike Michael Xavier Takie from the Register with an interim suspension order in place to cover the appeal period.

Michael Xavier Takie was not present but was 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: www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints/hearings/index.asp?id=3637&month=2&year=2013&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. 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

Angie Scarlett-Newcomen
+44 (0)20 7840 3480




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