Paul M Sutton

Profession: Paramedic

Registration Number: PA03642

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 26/09/2022 End: 17:00 07/10/2022

Location: Virtual

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

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Whilst registered as a Paramedic and employed at South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, on dates between 22 July 2014 and July 2015, you:

1. Made poor management decisions which placed patients at risk of harm in that you authorised the implementation of a change to the procedures for handling emergency Red 2 calls and:

a) did not ensure that there was adequate clinical assessment and / or validation of the change in procedures, including that a formal Quality Impact Assessment was undertaken;

b) did not adequately address the concerns raised about the potential risks to patients;

c) did not ensure that the appropriate authorisation was sought for changes to the time for re-triage and / or adjustment to the clock start for the Red 2 calls in line with NHS 111 Commissioning Standards.

2. Did not have adequate management oversight of the change to the procedure for handling emergency Red 2 calls including that you:

a) Did not ensure that there was appropriate operational and / or clinical governance of the change in procedure;

b) Did not disclose and / or ensure that there was adequate disclosure of the details of the changes and / or the potential risks involved.

3. Behaved in an unprofessional manner towards Colleague A in that you took part in discussions regarding Colleague A’s identity as a whistle-blower, which was inappropriate.

4. The matters set out at paragraphs 1 – 3 amount to misconduct.

5. By reason of your misconduct, your fitness to practise is impaired


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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Paul M Sutton

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
26/09/2022 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held