Mr Thomas Kinnaird

Profession: Paramedic

Registration Number: PA30196

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 06/01/2020 End: 17:00 07/01/2020

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

Panel: Health Committee
Outcome: Conditions of Practice

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Allegation

Your fitness to practise as a Paramedic is impaired by reason of your physical and/or
mental health.

Finding

Preliminaries
Hearing to be heard in private
1. Mr Lloyd applied for the whole of the hearing to be held in private, given that the hearing was to be held before a Panel of the Health Committee and that the evidence to be adduced related to the Registrant’s health as well as his personal and family circumstances. The Registrant supported the application. 

2. Having heard and accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor, the Panel decided that it was justified to hold the entirety of the hearing in private in order to protect the private life of the Registrant. The Panel had regard to the fact that it had been convened as a Panel of the Health Committee; that the allegation faced by the Registrant was that his fitness to practise was impaired by reason of his health; and that the evidence to be adduced primarily related to his health or personal and family circumstances. In these circumstances the Panel determined that the information was of such a sensitive and personal nature that it should not be in the public domain, and that since such information was inextricably linked to all matters relevant to this case, no parts of the hearing should be in public.
Application to Amend
3. At the outset of the hearing, Mr Lloyd, on behalf of the HCPC, applied to amend Schedule A.

4. Having heard and accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor, the Panel decided to allow the application to amend.

5. Mr Lloyd made a further application to amend Schedule A. 

6. The Registrant said that the amendment would more accurately reflect his situation and that he agreed with the application.

7. Having accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor, the Panel decided to allow the further application to amend. It was satisfied that the amendment more accurately reflected the evidence.

Order

ORDER: The Registrar is directed to annotate the HCPC Register to show that, for a period of 12 months from the date that this Order takes effect (the Operative Date), you, Mr Thomas Kinnaird, must comply with the following conditions of practice:

1. You must place yourself and remain under the supervision of a workplace supervisor registered by the HCPC or other appropriate statutory regulator and supply details of your supervisor to the HCPC within 28 days of commencing any employment requiring you to be registered as a Paramedic. You must attend upon that supervisor as required and follow their advice and recommendations.

2. You must provide the HCPC with a report from that workplace supervisor prior to any review of this Order, setting out your compliance with these conditions.

3. [Redacted] 

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10. You must promptly inform the HCPC if you take up any employment requiring you to be registered as a Paramedic and provide details of your employer.

11. You must promptly inform the HCPC of any disciplinary proceedings taken against you by that employer.

12. You must inform the following parties that your registration is subject to these conditions:

a. any organisation or person employing or contracting with you to undertake work requiring you to be registered as a Paramedic;
b. any agency you are registered with or apply to be registered with for work requiring you to be registered as a Paramedic (at the time of application); and
c. any prospective employer for work requiring you to be registered as a Paramedic (at the time of application).

13. You will be responsible for meeting any and all costs associated with complying with these conditions.

14. Any condition requiring you to provide any information or report to the HCPC is to be met by you sending the information to the offices of the HCPC, marked for the attention of the relevant Case Manager.

Notes

The 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 Articles 30(10) and 38 of the Health Professions Order 2001, any appeal must be made to the court not more than 28 days after the date when this notice is served on you.
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 restricted.
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 Order
Having heard and accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor, the Panel makes an Interim Conditions of Practice Order, under Article 31(2) of the Health Professions Order 2001, to cover the period of 28 days before the Substantive Order takes effect, or if the Registrant appeals, until that appeal is determined or otherwise disposed of.
For the same reasons given in its decision on sanction, the Panel is satisfied that such an Interim Order is required to protect the public and is in the public interest. The Interim Conditions of Practice Order will be in the same terms as the Substantive Conditions of Practice Order.
The Interim Order will be for a period of 18 months, to take into account the potential length of time required if the Registrant appeals, for that appeal to be determined or otherwise disposed of.
The Interim 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, or, if the Registrant appeals, upon the final determination of that appeal, subject to a maximum period of 18 months.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Thomas Kinnaird

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
06/01/2020 Health Committee Final Hearing Conditions of Practice
09/12/2019 Health Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
09/09/2019 Health Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
17/06/2019 Investigating Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
18/12/2018 Investigating Committee Interim Order Application Interim Suspension
30/03/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing No further action