East of England Ambulance Service paramedic struck off
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Paramedic Colin Hakin has been struck off the HCPC register after sexually assaulting three colleagues.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Hakin was employed with East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Colleagues there raised concerns about the Registrant in 2013 in relation to inappropriate language and behaviour. Due to the severity of the allegations, Mr Hakin was suspended and dismissed from the Trust.
The panel further heard that Mr Hakin was prosecuted convicted on 10 October 2014 of three counts of sexual assault. He was sentenced on November 7 2014 to 30 months in prison and put on the sex offender’s register indefinitely.
Panel Chair Philip Geering commented: “The offences were serious and had a time span between 2010 and 2012. These were not momentary errors of judgement but a deliberate and prolonged course of conduct.
“The Registrant abused his position of seniority and trust. The Registrant’s work as a healthcare professional meant that he should have been working to protect the wellbeing of others, instead he abused his position to sexually assault his colleagues.
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“There was no evidence that the Registrant has even begun to address the serious issues that arise from the convictions. The public’s confidence in the Registrant remains impaired due to the lasting effect of such serious and recent behaviour.”
The Panel decided the most proportionate sanction was to strike the name of Colin Hakin from the Register with an interim suspension order to cover the appeal period.
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Colin Hakin was neither present nor represented.