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1

Define Accountability

Obligation of one party to provide a justification and to be held responsible for its actions by another party.

2

Who is a Paramedic accountable to

Family
Public
Employer
Patient
Colleagues
HCPC

3

What is a Paramedics responsibilitys

Professional accountability
Legal
Ethical / Moral

4

What is a Paramedic's professional accountability and the purpose of that body

HCPC
Purpose is to protect the public, keep a register of n
health and care professionals, meet and maintain the standards for training, skills, behaviour, conduct and health

5

What is fitness to practise

To have the skills, knowledge and character to practise a profession safely

6

Why must we have F.T.P

To protect the public
Ensure trust and respect for the profession
Promote good practise and to support the profession

7

What is meant by "impaired" F.T.P

Means that there is concerns about their ability to practise safely and effectively

8

What is the 4 stage process to test F.T.P

1. Are the factual allegations proved on the balance of probability
2. Do the facts indicate misconduct, poor clinical practise or health problems?
3. If so, as a matter of professional judgement, is the restraints FTP impaired?
4. If so what sanction is appropriate? (i.e. striking of the register)

9

What are the sanctions available to HCPC under Article 29 of the Health and social work professions order 2001

Mediation
Caution
conditions of practise
suspension
striking off

10

Name some of the Healthcare regulators

Professional Standards Authority (PSA) - Carries out annual performance of all regulators
CQC - Responsible for hospitals, care homes. Gp surgeries, Domiciliary care providers (carers, ambulance services)

11

What are the HCPC standards

1. Practise safely within the scope of practise
2. Practise within legal and ethical boundaries
3. Maintain FTP
4. Be able to practise as a autonomous professional
5. Practise in a non discriminatory manner
6. Maintain confidentiality
7. Communicate effictivly
8. Work with others appropriately
9. Be able to reflect and review practise
10. Draw on appropriate knowledge and skills