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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Mental health staff to be based in police stations – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2014 in mental health, news, nurses, pilot schemes, police, recidivists by sally

‘Mental health nurses are to be based in police stations and courts in 10 areas of England as part of a pilot scheme aimed at cutting reoffending.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2014

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Tens of thousands harmed in hospital by IV drip blunders – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2013 in doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, medicines, news, nurses by tracey

‘Around 500 patients could be dying each year because of an “astonishing” lack of training in the use of intravenous drips, health experts have warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2013

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Doctors, nurses and managers to face five years in jail if they neglect patients – The Guardian

“Doctors, nurses and NHS managers will face up to five years in jail if they are found to have wilfully neglected or mistreated patients under a new law aimed at stopping a repeat of the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2013

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Stafford Hospital nurse given caution for putting patients at risk – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 8th, 2013 in cautions, disciplinary procedures, hospitals, news, nurses, professional conduct by tracey

“A nurse who worked at Stafford Hospital has been given a five year caution after she was found guilty of putting patients in danger, angering families who want ‘someone held responsible’ for the scandal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2013

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Nurse who used Facebook to blow the whistle about poor care escapes being struck off – The Guardian

“A nurse who used Facebook to raise concerns about standards at his hospital has escaped being struck off after a disciplinary panel acknowledged he was passionate about his job and capable.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2013

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Nurse with indecent images of female patients struck off – BBC News

“An accident and emergency nurse who took indecent photographs of young female patients has been struck off.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2013

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GMC probe into Mid-Staffs slammed as “whitewash” as cases abandoned – Daily Telegraph

“The investigation into the Mid-Staffs scandal was branded a ‘whitewash’ after regulators abandoned efforts to pursue the last of 44 doctors accused of failing patients.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd September 2013

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Doctors and nurses’ regulators asked to clarify guidance on face veils – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2013 in codes of practice, doctors, freedom of expression, Islam, news, nurses, women by sally

“A government minister has asked the regulatory bodies for doctors and nurses to clarify their guidance on the wearing of veils after concerns that patients may be denied face-to-face contact with the person treating them.”

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The Guardian, 19th September 2013

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Minister orders review of guidelines for health workers wearing full-face veils – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2013 in doctors, employment, freedom of expression, health, Islam, news, nurses, women by sally

“A review is being launched into health service guidelines on full-face veils to ensure that patients always have ‘appropriate face-to-face contact’, it has emerged.”

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The Guardian, 19th September 2013

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Jacintha Saldanha inquest delayed as coroner ‘seeks more information’ – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2013 in anonymity, delay, inquests, news, nurses, suicide by tracey

“An inquest into the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha following a prank phone call last year by two Australian radio hosts has been postponed for a second time.”

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The Guardian, 10th September 2013

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Nurses and midwives set to face three-yearly checks – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2013 in consultations, midwives, news, nurses, professional conduct by tracey

“Nurses and midwives in the UK look set to face three-yearly checks from the end of 2015 under proposals being put forward.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2013

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Swindon nurse who mistook blood for jam suspended – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, news, nurses, professional conduct by sally

“A nurse who mistook blood around a patient’s mouth for jam has been suspended for 12 months.”

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BBC News, 14th August 2013

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Redditch diabetic’s death leads to payout by health trust – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2013 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news, nurses by sally

“An undisclosed settlement has been paid by a health trust to the family of a woman who died after a hospital failed to treat her diabetes.”

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BBC News, 13th August 2013

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Berwick report: Danger of understaffed NHS wards can no longer be ignored after Mid Staffs scandal, Jeremy Hunt warned – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2013 in doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news, nurses, reports, standards by sally

“Review says NHS staff responsible for ‘recklessness or wilful neglect’ of patient safety should face jail.”

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The Independent, 6th August 2013

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Related link: Improving the Safety of Patients in England (PDF)

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‘Bullying’ nurses guilty of misconduct – Daily Telegraph

“Two ‘bullying’ former nurses at Stafford hospital have been found guilty of misconduct after faking casualty records in order to meet waiting time targets.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th July 2013

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Adesina v Nursing and Midwifery Council; Baines v Same – WLR Daily

Posted July 12th, 2013 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, law reports, nurses, time limits by tracey

Adesina v Nursing and Midwifery Council; Baines v Same: [2013] EWCA Civ 818;   [2013] WLR (D)  273

“The time limit of 28 days to lodge an appeal from a decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Council to strike off or discipline a nurse was subject to a discretion which would only arise in exceptional circumstances and where the appellant personally had done all she could to bring the appeal in time.”

WLR Daily, 9th July 2013

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Senior RAF nurse wins damages in sexual discrimination case – The Guardian

“The highest-ranking nurse in the Royal Air Force has won damages after bringing a sexual discrimination case against the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Guardian, 25th June 2013

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