Our case studies are based on real life fitness to practise concerns we have received. They illustrate the types of issues that are taken into consideration by a panel when deciding if a registrant’s fitness to practise is impaired, and if so what sanction to apply.
|Type of concern||Failure to provide adequate care|
Standards of conduct, performance and ethics (updated in January 2016)
A paramedic self-referred with an allegation that he carried out inadequate assessments. He failed to meet Clinical Performance Indicators, and failed to take a patient to the hospital who was complaining of chest pains. The registrant had not recorded the reason why he left the patient at home. Following another call to emergency services, the registrant attended with a second crew who found the patient unconscious. The patient subsequently passed away.
|Measures we put in place to protect the public||The Conduct and Competence Committee Panel imposed a striking-off order.|
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