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Physio suspended by health watchdog
A Coventry physiotherapist has been suspended for one year after concerns were raised about his fitness to practice.

Fadayomi Alade has been suspended from the Health Professions Council after admitting failings at a hearing in London on Thursday.

The council's conduct and competence committee heard evidence from Coventry Primary Care Trust (PCT) who employed him for twelve months.

Chair of the panel, Sandy Yule said they had taken into consideration the cultural and language differences and the recruitment methods used by the trust.

"Mr Alade has admitted his lack of competence and therefore the panel has a duty to ensure the protection of the public," the hearing was told.

Mr Alade will not be able to use his professional title for the duration of his suspension.

The Health Professions Council is a nationwide health regulator which sets the standards for people working in 12 health professions.

After the hearing a spokesman for Coventry PCT said: "We employed Mr Fadayomi Alade for a period of approximately a year which ended in October 2003 by mutual agreement.

"During this time, he did not practice unsupervised, and no formal complaints were lodged against him."

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