Mr Geoffrey Brown

Profession: Paramedic

Registration Number: PA05680

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 22/02/2019 End: 12:30 22/02/2019

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

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Hearing has not yet been held

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Allegation

Allegation as amended:

 

While registered as a Paramedic and during the course of your employment with East Midlands Ambulance Service you:

 

1. On 21 December 2015 in relation to Patient A:

(a) Physically restrained Patient A for an inappropriate length of time without seeking police assistance;

(b) Did not adequately document details of the restraint on the Patient Record Form and/or Incident Report Form (IR1)

(c) Physically restrained Patient A without completing and/or recording a mental capacity assessment;

(d) Administered IV Diazemuls to the patient outside of clinical practice guidelines;

(e) Did not adequately complete and/or record patient observations in that you did not:

(i) check and/or record blood glucose;

(ii) check and/or record oxygen saturation; and/or

(iii) carry out and/or record a neurological assessment;

(f) Did not utilise and/or document:

(i) The use of the Paramedic Pathfinder tool; and/or

(ii) The National Early Warning Score (NEWS).

(g) Did not ensure adequate “safety netting” was completed and/or recorded.

 

2. On 31 March 2016, in relation to Patient B:

(a) Did not document:

(i) The use of the sepsis screening tool; and/or

(ii) The use of the Paramedic Pathfinder tool; and/or

(iii) The National Early Warning Score (NEWS).

(b) Did not identify alternative care pathways for the patient.

(c) Did not ensure adequate “safety netting” was completed and/or recorded.

 

3. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 – 2 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

 

4. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to practise is impaired.

 

Facts proved: 1(a), 1(b), 1(c), 1(d), 1(e)(i), 1(e)(ii), 1(f)(i), 1(f)(ii), 1(g), and 2(a)(i)

Facts not proved: 1(e)(iii), 2(a)(ii), 2(a)(iii), 2(b) and 2(c

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Geoffrey Brown

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
22/02/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Struck off
22/02/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
19/02/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended