Paramedic, Kevin Darin Adams, Struck Off Following Substantive Review of a Conditions of Practice Order

Paramedic Kevin Darin Adams has been struck off the HCPC Register following a review of a Conditions of Practice Order imposed in 2014 for two years resulting from misconduct whilst employed by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Adams was originally suspended for twelve months at a Final Hearing in August 2012, which was reviewed and extended for a further twelve months in August 2013. Mr Adams was originally suspended for continuing to practise as a Paramedic despite his registration with the HCPC having lapsed. He then failed to complete an adequate reflective practice exercise regarding the registration lapse following his employer’s Disciplinary hearing.

The Panel further heard that at a review on the 22 August 2014, Mr Adams explained his circumstances at the time of the lapse in registration. The Panel then replaced the Suspension Order with a two year Conditions of Practice Order.

Panel Chair Brian Wroe commented:

“Mr Adams has shown a persistent lack of insight and an unwillingness to engage with the conditions of practice that have been in place for two years. He has not practised since 2011 and there is no evidence of any steps he has taken to maintain his skills and his practice.”

The Panel concluded that the only proportionate and appropriate sanction is to impose a Striking Off Order.

The Panel directed the name of Mr Kevin Darin Adams to be removed from the HCPC Register from the 27 September 2016.

Mr Kevin Darin Adams was not present nor represented at the hearing.