Mrs Emily C Reacher
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By reason of your mental and/or physical health, your fitness to practise as a Paramedic is impaired.
Application to proceed in private
1. Mr Bridges applied for the entirety of the hearing to be heard in private, on the basis that the Panel was sitting as a Panel of the Health Committee and that all matters essentially concerned the Registrant’s health.
2. The Panel heard and accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor. It had regard to the HCPTS Practice Note on ‘Conducting Hearings in Private’. The Panel was of the view that the case exclusively related to matters concerning the Registrant’s health, and as such it was not appropriate for such matters to be aired in public. It was, therefore, satisfied that it was justified to hear the entirety of the case in private, in accordance with Rule 10(1)(a) of the Health Committee (Procedure) Rules 2003.
That the Registrar is directed to suspend the registration of Ms Emily Reacher for a period of 12 months from the date this order comes into effect.
This Order will be reviewed before its expiry.
Right of Appeal:
You may appeal to the High Court in England and Wales against the Panel’s decision and the order it has made against you.
Under Article 29(10) of the Health Professions Order 2001, any appeal must be made within 28 days of the date when this notice is served on you. The Panel’s order will not take effect until the appeal period has expired or, if you appeal, until that appeal is disposed of or withdrawn.
European Alert Mechanism:
In accordance with Regulation 67 of the European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015, the HCPC will inform the competent authorities in all other EEA States that your right to practise has been prohibited.
You may appeal to the County Court against the HCPC’s decision to do so. Any appeal must be made within 28 days of the date when this notice is served on you. This right of appeal is separate from your right to appeal against the decision and order of the Panel.
Interim Suspension Order:
The Panel makes an Interim Suspension Order under Article 31(2) of the Health Professions Order 2001, the same being necessary to protect members of the public and being otherwise in the public interest.
This order will expire: (if no appeal is made against the Panel’s decision and Order) upon the expiry of the period during which such an appeal could be made; (if an appeal is made against the Panel’s decision and Order) the final determination of that appeal, subject to a maximum period of 18 months.