Mr Christopher Smith

Profession: Paramedic

Registration Number: PA39905

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 25/04/2022 End: 17:00 29/04/2022

Location: Virtual Hearing

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned part heard

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Allegation

As a registered paramedic (PA39905) your fitness to practise is impaired by reason of misconduct and/or lack of competence. In that:


1. Between 22 May 2020 and 1 June 2020 you did not maintain professional boundaries with Service User A, in that you:

a) Connected with Service User A as friends on Facebook
b) Sent messages to Service User A via Facebook messenger that were sexual in nature
c) Sent messages to Service User A via Facebook messenger commenting that if you had sex with Service User A you would lose your job, or words to that effect
d) Sent messages to Service User A via Facebook messenger containing information about your private life


2. On 19 February 2021, in relation to Service User B you:

a) diagnosed Pericarditis, when the results of the electrocardiogram showed myocardial infarction.
b) Communicated your doubts about the diagnosis of myocardial infarction to the coronary nurse at Royal Manchester Infirmary
c) Argued with medical staff at Royal Bolton Hospital, stating that you believed Service User B was suffering from Pericarditis


3. You failed to disclose a restriction placed on your practice to the Health and Care Professions Council, in that you did not disclose that you had been prohibited from acting as a clinical lead from 28 April 2021.


4. Your conduct in relation to allegation 1(a) –(c) was sexual.


5. Your conduct in relation to allegation 3 was dishonest.


6. The matters set out in paragraphs 1, 3, 4 and 5 constitute misconduct.


7. The matters set out in paragraph 2 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.


8. 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 to be confirmed.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Christopher Smith

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
25/07/2022 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
25/04/2022 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard