Edward McGarrell (PA10515) has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct and dishonesty whilst registered as a paramedic.
A panel of the HCPTS heard that in February 2016, the HCPC received an anonymous referral stating that Mr McGarrell was subject to a police investigation and that he had failed to declare previous convictions to the HCPC.
The Panel further heard that Police Scotland informed the HCPC that Mr McGarrell had been convicted of several offences between 2008 and 2017 and provided certificates of conviction. These included a conviction of a road Traffic offence in 2014 and convictions of assault in 2017.
Panel Chair Paul Grant commented:
“The Panel has found that Mr McGarrell has acted dishonestly on a number of occasions and failed to declare his convictions despite being provided with very clear instructions as this is a requirement to do so. As a paramedic, Mr McGarrell must behave with integrity and honesty in order to maintain confidence in the profession and justify the trust of service users.”
The Panel concluded that given the gravity and the nature of Mr McGarrell’s convictions, a striking off order is the only appropriate sanction.
Mr McGarrell was neither present nor represented at the hearing.