Colin Shields

: Paramedic

: PA01041

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 11/12/2017 End: 17:00 11/12/2017

: Health and Care Professions Council, 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

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

Allegation

During the course of your employment as a Paramedic at the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust:

 

1. on or around 8 July 2015, you did not travel in the rear of the ambulance with Patient A, despite being lead clinician; you allowed Colleague A, an Emergency Medical Technician, to travel with Patient A;

 

2. on or around 13 November 2015 you:

 

a. did not adequately assess Patient B’s condition in that you did not examine Patient B who had clinical observations that were substantially outside the normal range and who was in a tachypnoeic and tachycardic state.

 

b. did not formulate a Care Plan in relation to Patient B;

 

c. did not ensure Patient B was transported rapidly to hospital in that you arrived on the scene at 19:30 and Patient B was not transported to Salford Royal Foundation NHS Trust hospital (“the Hospital”) until you left the scene at around 19:55, arriving at around 20:04;

 

d. did not ensure that Patient B received appropriate treatment between your arrival at the scene at 19:30 and your arrival at the Hospital at 20:04;

 

e. did not pre-alert the Hospital that Patient B was seriously unwell and would require immediate treatment;

 

f. did not travel in the rear of the ambulance with Patient B, despite being lead clinician; you allowed Colleague B, an Emergency Medical Technician, to travel with Patient B;

 

g. did not adequately supervise Colleague B, who had limited clinical experience;

 

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

 

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

Finding

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Order

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Notes

This is a Voluntary Removal Agreement Hearing taking place at HCPTS, London on Monday 11 December 2017 at 10:00am.

If the Registrant seeks to return to the HCPC Register at any time the application would be treated as if the registrant had been struck off as a result of that allegation.

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Colin Shields

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
11/12/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held