Regina (Forge Care Homes Ltd) and others v Cardiff & Vale University Health Board and others – WLR Daily

Posted March 27th, 2015 in budgets, care homes, judicial review, news, nurses by sally

Regina (Forge Care Homes Ltd) and others v Cardiff & Vale University Health Board and others [2015] EWHC 601 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 134

‘The definition of “nursing care by a registered nurse” in section 49 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 was not a task based definition which restricted “services” to the tasks which only a registered nurse could perform.’

WLR Daily, 11th March 2015

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Blackwood v Birmingham: Neither the Time nor the Placement – Cloisters

‘In Blackwood v Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust UKEAT/0130/14 the EAT was faced with a jurisdictional issue which is of practical importance but is somewhat bereft of appellate guidance. Since the CA is due to hear an appeal in July 2015, the decision is still in a state of flux.’

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Cloisters, 3rd February 2015

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Law to make reporting of FGM mandatory – BBC News

‘Professionals who fail to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in children could face the sack under a new law for England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 12 February 2015

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Whistleblowing: ‘It’s still not safe for us to speak out’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2015 in doctors, health, news, nurses, quality assurance, reports, whistleblowers by sally

‘Whistle-blowers say Sir Robert Francis’s report fails to offer enough protection to staff to who speak out and will not encourage others to come forward.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2015

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‘Angel of Death’ murders: Juror’s doubt over guilty verdict – Daily Telegraph

‘Paul Moffitt is the second juror to cast doubt on the 2008 conviction of the nurse Colin Norris for killing four elderly hospital patients.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2015

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Good Samaritan Law – BBC Unreliable Evidence

Posted January 15th, 2015 in crime, doctors, duty of care, homicide, negligence, news, nurses, volunteers by sally

‘Clive Anderson and guests ask why Britain, unlike many other countries in the world, has no general law which requires people to behave like good Samaritans, punishing those who fail to help others in trouble.’

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BBC Unreliable Evidence, 14th January 2015

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‘Angel of Death’ murders: TV investigation casts doubt over conviction of Colin Norris – Daily Telegraph

‘New scientific evidence casts fresh doubt on the conviction of a nurse who was jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering four elderly women and attempting to kill another, according a TV investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2014

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Nurse faked having baby by ‘borrowing’ friend’s child – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in birth, forgery, fraud, imprisonment, news, nurses, sentencing by sally

‘Court hears how Charmaine Wilson tricked Liam Griffiths into believing drunken one-night stand led to the birth of a baby boy’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2014

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Study identifies key traits and methods of serial killer nurses – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2014 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, murder, news, nurses, recidivists by sally

‘Serial killer nurses often gain notoriety among their colleagues before their crimes are exposed because they hold detailed morbid conversation with grieving relatives, new research into the characteristics of so-called “angels of death” has found.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2014

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Connah Smith jailed for nurses murder bid – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2014 in attempts, false imprisonment, murder, news, nurses, sentencing, threatening behaviour, wounding by tracey

‘A man found guilty of attempting to murder two trainee nurses who were stabbed, doused with petrol and almost set on fire has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2014

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Ebola: When health workers’ duty to treat is trumped – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2014 in doctors, duty of care, health, medical treatment, news, nurses, oaths, professional conduct by sally

‘The president of the World Bank has urged thousands of health workers to volunteer in the battle against Ebola, invoking their duty under their oath to help patients. But is there such an obligation? Medical ethicist Dr Daniel Sokol says we should expect some healthcare staff to refuse to go to work, wherever Ebola patients are being treated.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2014

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Director of Public Prosecutions responds to Supreme Court on assisted suicide policy – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Director of Public Prosecutions has today clarified the CPS Policy on cases of encouraging or assisting suicide in light of the recent comments of the Supreme Court in the case of Nicklinson and others.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th October 2014

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Abertillery care home nurses struck off over ‘shocking failings’ – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in care homes, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, news, nurses by tracey

‘Two nurses whose care led to “avoidable harm to vulnerable patients” at an Abertillery care home have been struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2014

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Royal hoax phone call inquest: Nurse ‘took own life’ – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2014 in confidentiality, hospitals, inquests, media, news, nurses, pregnancy, royal family, suicide by tracey

‘A nurse who put through a hoax phone call at a hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated took her own life, a coroner has concluded.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2014

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Female genital mutilation: Prosecute health professionals who fail to report signs of FGM, MPs say – The Independent

‘Doctors and nurses who fail to report that girls in their care have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM) should be prosecuted in an effort to tackle the scandal of “this horrific abuse”, MPs say in a report published today.’

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The Independent, 3rd July 2014

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New nursing code: Patients asked to help shape draft – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2014 in codes of practice, consultations, hospitals, news, nurses, standards by sally

‘Patients and the public are being urged to have their say over what standards nurses and midwives should abide by.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2014

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Wakefield Prison nurse Karen Cosford struck off register – BBC News

‘A prison nurse who had an affair with a rapist at Wakefield Prison has been ordered to be struck off the register.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2014

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Nursing and Midwifery Council v Kidd and another – WLR Daily

Posted April 9th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, law reports, midwives, nurses, service, time limits by sally

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Kidd and another [2014] EWHC 847 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 155

‘Where the Nursing and Midwifery Council applied to the High Court under article 31(8) and (9) of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 for the extension of an interim suspension order, the respondent affected by the order should ordinarily receive a minimum of seven calendar days notice of the application.’

WLR Daily, 26th March 2014

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Mid-Staffs scandal: Nursing and Midwifery Council criticised – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2014 in auditors, disciplinary procedures, midwives, news, nurses, reports, standards by sally

‘The Nursing and Midwifery Council is facing more criticism over its handling of disciplinary cases in a report by the Professional Standards Authority.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2014

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Met Police custody healthcare a ‘major problem’ – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2014 in death in custody, detention, duty of care, health, London, news, nurses, police, reports by sally

‘The Met Police is struggling to provide adequate medical staffing to assess and treat detainees in their custody, according to a new report.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2014

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