A PARAMEDIC has been struck off for misconduct.

Former South Western Ambulance Service (SWAS) paramedic Christopher Turner was struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register after a tribunal hearing last month.

The panel heard that on May 6, 2015, Mr Turner had made an 'inadequate assessment' of a two-year-old child after a 111 call from the mother. The child was later that evening admitted to hospital for several days.

Mr Turner, who joined SWAS in 1992, was also found to have not completed a required 'patient care record' for the incident, nor for 13 others. He was initially suspended for 12 months last year.

The panel decision said: "Since those findings have been made, the registrant has provided no evidence that he recognises the seriousness of his misconduct, or the impact on service users, nor has he demonstrated that he has taken any steps towards remediation."

It added: "There remains a risk to service users and a risk of repetition remains. Furthermore, the panel concluded that as a consequence of the risk to the public, public trust and confidence would be seriously undermined if a finding of impairment was not made."

Panel chairman Lakshmi Ramakrishnan said: "As a consequence of the registrant’s conduct, [the 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."

Mr Turner was neither present nor represented at the hearing.