Miss Helen Middleham

Profession: Paramedic

Registration Number: PA35777

Interim Order: Imposed on 05 Apr 2017

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 09:00 11/04/2018 End: 16:00 19/04/2018

Location: Health and Care Professions Council, 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned part heard

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Allegation

Whilst registered as a Paramedic and employed by North West Ambulance

Service NHS Trust between April 2013 and February 2017:

1. In relation to Patient A, on or around 8 June 2016, you:

a) Did not act act and/or communicate appropriately, in that you:

i. Told the patient in relation to her reported pain level “you would have had

to have no arms and legs to have so much pain” and/or “not to be so

dramatic, you wouldn’t have been able to walk to the ambulance if it was

that” or words to that effect;

ii. Stood with your arms folded;

iii. Rolled your eyes;

iv. Tutted;

b) Falsified and/or incorrectly recorded the patient’s pain level on the

Patient Report Form;

c) Inappropriately delegated the care of the patient to your Emergency

Medical Technician colleague;

2. In relation to Patient B, on or around 20 November 2016, you:

a) Did not undertake an adequate assessment of the patient;

b) Did not review the patient’s maternity notes;

c) Did not contact the maternity triage unit;

d) Did not treat and/or record on the Patient Report Form completed by

your Emergency Medical Technician colleague the patient’s pain level;

e) Did not offer the patient an ambulance transfer to hospital;

f) Did not review and/or countersign the Patient Report Form completed by

your Emergency Medical Technician colleague;

g) Fabricated your application of the Manchester Triage System;

3. Between approximately 3 December 2016 and 30 December 2016, you

fabricated a Patient Report Form in relation to your call out to Patient B on

20 November 2016;

4. Your actions described at particulars 1(b) and/or 2(g) and/or 3 were

dishonest;

5. Your actions described at particulars 1 to 4 constitute misconduct and/or

lack of competence;

6. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to

practise is impaired.

Finding

No information currently available

Order

No information currently available

Notes

This hearing adjourned, part heard. The date for the reconvened hearing is 25 and 26 July 2018.

 

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Miss Helen Middleham

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
29/08/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Struck off
11/04/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard