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Paramedic struck off following substantive review Parafeddyg yn cael ei ddiarddel yn dilyn adolygiad o sylwedd

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Paramedic Clayton Blight (PA05666) has been struck off the HCPC Register following a substantive review of a suspension order originally imposed on 31 October 2017.

A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mr Blight was originally suspended for six months on the grounds of misconduct during his employment at the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and after he left his employment.

The Panel further heard that Mr Blight posted inappropriate and offensive messages on Facebook including ‘You are fat, bald and hopelessly unqualified at your job’ and ‘I find it amazing how muppets work so well with someone’s hand up their a*** controlling them’.

Panel Chair Janet Fisher commented:

“The Panel concluded that the risk represented by Mr Blight remained. There was nothing to satisfy the Panel that this conduct would not be repeated if he were permitted to return to practice.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Clayton Blight to be struck off the HCPC Register.

Mr Blight was neither present nor represented at the hearing.

-ENDS-


Notes to editors

1. The Health and Care Professions Council is an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC keeps a register for 16 different health and care professions and only registers people who meet the standards it sets for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The HCPC will take action against professionals who do not meet these standards or who use a protected title illegally.

2. The Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS) is the fitness to practise adjudication service of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Although it is part of the HCPC, the distinct identity of the HCPTS seeks to emphasise that hearings are conducted and managed by independent Panels which are at arm's length from the HCPC. https://www.hcpts-uk.org/aboutus/roleofhcptribunalservice 

3. Full details of this hearing will be posted online

4. See information about the HCPC’s fitness to practise proceedings

5. Anyone can contact us and raise a concern about a professional on our Register. This includes members of the public, employers, the police and other professionals. For more information visit www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints

6. The HCPC currently regulates the following 16 professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the HCPC. Full list of protected titles

  • Arts therapists
  • Biomedical scientists
  • Chiropodists / podiatrists
  • Clinical scientists
  • Dietitians
  • Hearing aid dispensers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Operating department practitioners
  • Orthoptists
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Practitioner psychologists
  • Prosthetists / orthotists
  • Radiographers
  • Social workers in England
  • Speech and language therapists

7. The HCPC regulates social workers in England. Social workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are separately regulated by the relevant Care Council in that country.

8. Registrants can appeal the panel’s decision. Appeals are made directly to the High Court in England or Wales, the Court of Session in Scotland or the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland. Appeals must be made within 28 days of when the Notice of Decision and Order is served. The Panel’s order does not take effect until the appeal period has expired or the appeal has concluded.