Paramedic, Edward D Henderson, Struck Off Following Substantive Review Hearing

Edward D Henderson (PA29915) has been struck off the HCPC Register following the first review of a suspension order originally imposed on 7 June 2016.

HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council - Edward D Henderson

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Henderson was originally suspended for a period of twelve months on grounds of misconduct, lack of competence and dishonesty whilst employed at the North East Ambulance Service.

The Panel further heard that Mr Henderson’s failings included not keeping accurate records of the controlled drugs in his possession; inappropriately destroying two vials of morphine sulphate to cover the fact that he had not kept an accurate record of the controlled drug administration; not ensuring that the destruction of morphine sulphate vials was witnessed and / or reported via the approved reporting system; and administering out of date morphine sulphate on two separate occasions.

Panel Chair Ian Comfort commented:

“The Panel had regard to its earlier finding that the serious misconduct of Mr Henderson had been aggravated by his disregard of the Regulator. In light of this, the Panel did not consider that any lesser sanction than a Striking Off Order would meet the wider public interest, including acting as a deterrent effect to other Registrants upholding the reputation of the profession and maintaining public confidence in the regulatory process.”

The Panel concluded to strike the name of Edward D Henderson from the HCPC Register from expiry of the current Suspension Order on 7 June 2017.

Mr Henderson was not present and not represented at the hearing.