Paramedic who missed checks for injuries can go on working
A former hero paramedic who failed to properly assess two patients will have to work under a caution order for the next four years.
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) found almost all the allegations against Andrew Cowx – a former Scottish Ambulance Service paramedic – relating to incidents in 2011, to be true but allowed him to continue to practise.
Mr Cowx, who now works as a winchman on a Bond search and rescue helicopter, attended a call-out on his own in a rapid response vehicle in the early hours of October 8, 2011, to a nightclub where a woman had hurt her ankle.
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