Paramedic, Christopher J Turner, Struck Off on Grounds of Misconduct

Paramedic Christopher J Turner (PA02601) has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of misconduct whilst employed as a paramedic with South Western Ambulance Service.

HCPTS - Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service - Christopher J Turner

A panel of the HCPTS heard that on 27 July 2015, the Trust received an incident report that was completed by a Senior Paediatric Consultant who had treated Service User A, who at the time of the incident was under 2 years old.

The complaint outlined concerns raised by the mother of Service User A regarding the standard of care afforded by the Registrant, who was the paramedic sent to attend following a 111 call made by Service User A’s mother.

The Panel further heard that Mr Turner’s failings included not carrying out an adequate assessment of Service User A, and not completing 14 patient care records.

Panel Chair Lakshmi Ramakrishnan commented:

“As a consequence of the Registrant’s conduct, Service User A’s mother’s confidence in the ambulance service had been undermined; she described her subsequent fear of having to call the ambulance service. The Registrant’s failure to complete clinical records flouted Trust policy and had the potential to put service users at risk of serious harm.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Christopher J Turner to be struck off the HCPC Register.

Mr Turner was neither present nor represented at the hearing.