An ambulance worker charged with lying about work he submitted for a university course is set to face a misconduct hearing later this month.
Gareth Moran who works for the North West Ambulance Service will be the subject of a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing following allegations he submitted work during a university course that wasn’t his. He faces two misconduct charges, which are that, while participating in the Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Practice at Edge Hill University, he:
• Submitted a piece of work for the module Paramedic Skills Development HEA2095, using the work of another person wholly or in part, which he certified as being his work.
• Submitted a piece of work for the module Patient Assessment in Paramedic Practice HEA2092, using the work of another person wholly or in part, which you certified as being your own work.
• Failed to inform his employer, the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, that a referral about his fitness to practise was being considered by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
An NWAS spokesman said: “The individual mentioned does not work for NWAS in a patient facing role.”
No further details about Mr Moran have been made available, but it is understood he is from Lancashire.
The hearing will be heard by at least three members of the NMC conduct and competence committee. If evidence is proved, the committee will have to decide if Mr Moran is currently impaired to practice, and if so, a range of sanctions are available to them.
These include: no punishment, imposing a caution that would highlight concerns to potential employers, imposing conditions such as having to work under direct supervision, a suspension of up to 12 months, or being struck off.
The hearing is to take place from May 26 in London.