Victorino Chua: ‘angel turned evil’ hospital nurse fails in appeal bid – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2016 in appeals, murder, news, nurses by tracey

‘A hospital nurse who murdered two patients and poisoned others has failed in a bid to challenge his conviction and sentence.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2016

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Nurse accused of botching procedure is cleared of manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2016 in children, homicide, news, nurses by tracey

‘A nurse who was accused of botching the insertion of a feeding tube into a 10-year-old girl’s stomach has been cleared of the child’s manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2016

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Patient ‘lay dead’ in London A&E for ‘hours’ before being found – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2016 in doctors, hospitals, news, nurses, quality assurance, standards, statistics by Mark L

‘A patient lay dead for up to four-and-a-half hours before being spotted at one of the busiest A&E departments in the country, inspectors have revealed. A review of North Middlesex University Hospital by the Care Quality Commission also found there were too few competent doctors who were able to assess and treat patients at night.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2016

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More than 1,200 FGM cases recorded across England in three months – The Guardian

‘Midwives have called for renewed efforts to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) after more than 1,200 cases were recorded across England in just three months. This includes 11 Britons who were identified as being subject to FGM.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2016

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Prisoner who threw boiling water at nurse sentenced to 11 years jail – Attorney General’s Office

Posted April 27th, 2016 in appeals, grievous bodily harm, news, nurses, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A violent prisoner in HMP Preston who threw boiling water in the face of a nurse today had his sentence increased to 11 years in jail.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th April 2016

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Bradford dental nurse struck off for performing facelift – BBC News

‘A dental nurse who gave her friend a facelift despite not being qualified to do so has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 15 February 2016

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Moyo v Nursing and Midwifery Council – WLR Daily

Moyo v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2015] EWHC 3547 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 555

‘In fitness to practise hearings there was no formal burden or standard of proof at the sanction stage of the proceedings; rather it was for the panel to use its own professional judgment to decide what sanction would be proportionate in order to protect the public interest, which included: (1) protection of patients and others; (2) maintenance of public confidence in the professions and the regulatory body; and (3) declaring and upholding proper standards of conduct and behaviour.’

WLR Daily, 10th December 2015

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Jack Adcock death: Doctor and nurse get suspended sentences for manslaughter – BBC News

‘A doctor and an agency nurse who “seriously neglected” a six-year-old boy who died in hospital have been sentenced for his manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2015

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Nurses jailed for falsifying stroke patients’ records – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2015 in community service, negligence, news, nurses, sentencing by sally

‘Two nurses have been jailed for “playing with people’s lives” by falsifying vulnerable stroke patients’ vital medical tests.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2015

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Ex-Broadmoor worker jailed for selling stories to the Sun – The Guardian

‘A former Broadmoor hospital worker has been jailed for eight months for selling stories to the Sun about notorious patients, including the Yorkshire Ripper.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2015

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GMC calls for tougher powers to check European doctors’ skills – The Guardian

‘EU rules governing the checks that UK authorities can make on doctors still have major weaknesses seven years after a patient safety scandal revealed catastrophic flaws in the system, according to Britain’s medical regulator.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2015

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Nurse Julia Knight jailed for 14 years for trying to kill mother – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2015 in attempts, murder, news, nurses, sentencing by tracey

‘A nurse who injected her mother with insulin as she lay in hospital after a fall has been jailed for 14 years for attempted murder.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2015

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Nurse found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2015 in homicide, negligence, news, nurses by sally

‘An agency nurse has been found guilty of causing the death of a six-year-old boy by gross negligence.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2015

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FGM: Legal duty to inform police comes into force – BBC News

‘Doctors, nurses, midwives and teachers are now legally required to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary measures and could ultimately lead to them being barred from working.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2015

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FGM: reporting of cases among children becomes mandatory – The Guardian

‘A duty on all teachers, doctors, nurses and social workers to report child cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police will come into force next week.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2015

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Princess of Wales Hospital nurse neglect trial collapses – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, medical records, negligence, news, nurses, trials by sally

‘The case against two hospital nurses accused of wilfully neglecting vulnerable patients has collapsed.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2015

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Explosives haul nurse Joanne Morris struck off – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, explosives, news, nurses by sally

‘A nurse who was jailed for amassing a hoard of ammunition and explosives has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2015

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Appeal judges limit professional privilege where lives are at risk – Legal Futures

Posted August 11th, 2015 in appeals, mental health, news, nurses, privilege, restraint, solicitors by sally

‘Legal professional privilege can be qualified in the “rare circumstances” where it is necessary to impose a requirement that other people are present at discussions between lawyers and clients, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 10th August 2015

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Broadmoor nurse who sold stories about killers is jailed – BBC News

‘A mental health nurse at Broadmoor hospital who sold stories about patients has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2015

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New UK immigration rules: will you be affected? – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2015 in employment, immigration, news, nurses, remuneration by sally

‘Migrants who have spent more than five years working in the country will be required to earn £35,000 per year or else face deportation, according to a policy that comes into effect in April next year. The policy, announced in 2012 by British Home Secretary Theresa May, has been criticised this week by the Royal College of Nursing. They predicted chaos in the health service, and urged the Home Office to add nursing to the list of occupations exempt from the rules and reconsider the salary threshold.’
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The Guardian, 24th June 2015

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