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'Experienced' medic suspended over patient care failures

The medic has been suspended for a year for such things as improperly assessing patients and not logging on for emergency jobs

By Jon Austin
Southend News

LONDON — An experienced paramedic has been suspended for a year after being found guilty of a string of professional failings.

Barry Fogg, a former emergency care practitioner with the East of England Ambulance Service, based at Southend station, failed to properly assess a patient, left treatment to junior colleagues and then did not immediately log back on for more emergency jobs.

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Teresa Sluss Teresa Sluss Thursday, November 22, 2012 3:42:37 PM really, for a darn toenail, come on. YOU all over there are insane.
Leslie W Brock Jr Leslie W Brock Jr Friday, November 23, 2012 11:35:23 AM Sounds like text book Burnout. His actions are not acceptable, but this would certainly explain what is obviously going on with him and his sub-par performance.
Robert Gift Robert Gift Sunday, November 25, 2012 3:10:00 AM Wow! PT stubbed his toe on something and needed to have said toe nail removed? Sue for malpractice. Oh, sorry. malpractise.
Samuel Gates Samuel Gates Sunday, November 25, 2012 9:25:31 AM Gee. Failed to properly assess a patient, do the proper paperwork, and properly manage patient care. One year suspension and allowed to retire early. The Kinks had it right about th UK. "You can't me cause I'm part of the union until the day I die". Maybe we will have that same level of job security when our government takes over all of healthcare. Remember to be safe out there.
Wayland Slater Wayland Slater Monday, November 26, 2012 9:43:13 AM That's exactly what I was going to say, burn out. Classic apathy towards the patient, duties, and seems like he had already been contimplainting on quitting.
Dan Douglas Dan Douglas Sunday, December 02, 2012 5:02:00 AM The toenail had nothing to do with it - it was the investigation into that incident that brought to light the concerns referred to. You can see the details of the fitness to practise hearing here:

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