Paramedic Stuart R Gwilt has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of his conviction of assault by beating whilst employed at The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that on the 5 June 2015 Mr Gwilt was involved in a domestic violence incident with his wife at the family home. He was interviewed and charged by the police on 6 June 2016 with the offence if Common Assault.
The Panel further heard that following a guilty plea he was sentenced at Cannock Magistrates’ Court on 28 August 2015 to 14 weeks imprisonment suspended for 24 months, a 24 month rehabilitation activity requirement was attached to his suspended sentence and a restraining order imposed.
Mr Gwilt self-referred himself to the HCPC on 6 August 2014 and admitted that his fitness to practise was impaired as a result of his conviction.
Panel Chair Manuela Grayson commented:
“The Panel has concluded that this is such a serious departure from the standard of behaviour expected from a paramedic that only a striking off order would be sufficient to maintain and declare proper standards of conduct and behaviour, to maintain public confidence in the profession and the regulatory process.”
The Panel ordered to strike the name of Mr Stuart R Gwilt from the Register.
Mr Stuart R Gwilt was present and represented by Dr Anton Van Dellen, Counsel of Goldsmiths Chambers.