A ‘predatory’ paramedic who accused of pushing a colleague to the floor of an ambulance and simulated sex with her has been struck off.
Clinical support desk paramedic Alan Campbell, who worked for West Midlands Ambulance Service which covers Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, was found to have targeted ‘vulnerable’ women colleagues with ‘sexual misconduct’.
Mr Campbell, an emergency worker for 22 years, faced more than 30 allegations of inappropriate behaviour after a total of eight colleagues made complaints.
A tribunal panel described his behaviour as ‘predatory’ and found his fitness to practise impaired.
A report by the Health & Care Professions (HCPTS) Tribunal Service, said Mr Campbell had worked most recently as a clinical support desk paramedic based at the emergency operations centre, assisting assessors who answered emergency 999 calls.
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It said an investigation was launched following an initial complaint against Mr Campbell in 2018, which led to seven other colleagues coming forward, BirminghamLive reports.
In its findings, the HCPTS said ‘a striking off order was the only sufficient, appropriate, and proportionate sanction in the extreme circumstances of this case’.
The report said: “The Registrant’s conduct had been deliberate and premeditated, as evidenced by a clear pattern of behaviour.
“The predatory nature of his conduct had been an abuse of the Registrant’s senior position at WMAS.
“The Panel had found his conduct had been repeated in respect of seven female colleagues over a number of years.
“His actions had had a severe and long-lasting impact on many of the witnesses. It was evident to the Panel that the Registrant had targeted vulnerable female colleagues in order to perpetrate his sexual misconduct.
“The Registrant had continued to deny his sexually-motivated behaviour and had provided no evidence of remediation, insight, or remorse.
“It was the judgment of the panel that he remains a high risk to the public, and that only a striking off order is sufficient to protect the public from him.
“Further, a striking off order is clearly required to declare and uphold proper standards of behaviour and to maintain confidence in the profession and its regulator. It is the judgment of the panel that a reasonable, well informed member of the public would be horrified to hear of the egregious conduct identified in this case.”
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Cases of assault or harassment are completely abhorrent; where allegations are made, the trust will investigate swiftly and take whatever appropriate action is needed to protect staff and the public.”