Paramedic Suspended for Exposing Himself to Colleague

Paramedic Paul Woodland has been suspended from the HCPC Register for 12 months for misconduct after exposing himself and making inappropriate comments to a junior colleague.

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Paul Woodland was employed by London Ambulance Service when in October 2013, he was teamed with Colleague A, an apprentice paramedic. During the shift the Registrant asked Colleague A whether she would say yes if he met her in a bar and asked her on a date, or words to that effect. He also told Colleague A he thought she was pretty.

The Panel further heard that after the shift, in a Portacabin behind the station, the Registrant had asked Colleague A to wait to take his picture for the picture messaging application Snapchat. The Registrant removed his clothing, exposing himself to Colleague A. Colleague A stated that she took the picture for the Registrant, handed the phone to him and left. Colleague A gave evidence that she