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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Poor care ‘resulted in North Yorkshire baby’s death’ – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2014 in birth, hospitals, midwives, news, standards by sally

‘A hospital has admitted failings in medical care and poor communication resulted in a child being stillborn.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2014

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Ombudsman report into Joshua Titcombe death finds pain was inflicted by ‘inappropriate emails’ – The Independent

Posted February 28th, 2014 in birth, complaints, electronic mail, hospitals, midwives, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘“Inappropriate” emails sent by staff at an NHS trust caused offence and distress to a family who had already lost their baby because of avoidable lapses in his care, the health service ombudsman has said.’

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The Independent, 27th February 2014

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Midwife ‘failed’ four-day-old baby left in cupboard – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2013 in children, employment tribunals, midwives, news, professional conduct by sally

“A midwife who left a baby face down in a stationery cupboard was guilty of failing to provide appropriate clinical care, a tribunal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 19th November 2013

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Moonlighting midwife Samantha Thomas guilty of fraud – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2013 in employment, fraud, midwives, news by sally

“A midwife has been found guilty of fraud after cheating the NHS out of hundreds of pounds while moonlighting in two other jobs.”

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BBC News, 16th 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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McDaid v Nursing and Midwifery Council – WLR Daily

Posted April 10th, 2013 in appeals, evidence, law reports, midwives, professional conduct, whistleblowers by sally

McDaid v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2013] EWHC 586 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 132

“A professional conduct adjudication panel which had exceptionally decided to proceed in the absence of the accused was bound, in particular, to take reasonable steps to expose weaknesses in the case against the accused and to make such points on her behalf as the evidence permitted.”

WLR Daily, 21st March 2013

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Nursing and midwives’ regulator ‘failing’ patients – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2012 in disciplinary procedures, midwives, news, nurses, professional conduct by sally

“Failings ‘at every level’ of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) mean it is letting down patients in its prime duty to protect them, says a report.”

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BBC News, 3rd July 2012

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Baby died after ‘gross failure of basic medical attention’, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2012 in birth, inquests, medical treatment, midwives, negligence, news by tracey

“A baby died after suffering brain damage when he and his mother were exposed to a ‘gross failure of basic medical attention’, a coroner has ruled. Noah Tyler died 10 months after a midwife overseeing his birth at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff failed to take action though the baby’s heart rate was worryingly high. He was deprived of oxygen and his mother, Colleen Tyler, 31, could also have died during the birth, the hearing was told.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2012

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Drink-driving midwife had gin and tonic in her car – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2012 in alcohol abuse, driving licences, drunk in charge, midwives, news by sally

“A midwife who was caught drink-driving with a bottle of gin, tonic water and slices of lemon in her car has been banned from the road for three years.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2012

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Nursing regulator ‘poorly organised and weak’ – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2012 in disciplinary procedures, midwives, news, nurses, reports by sally

“The body that regulates nurses and midwives in the UK is failing to carry out its duties due to institutional weakness, an interim review says.”

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BBC News, 10th April 2012

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NHS failings that left babies with brain damage set to cost £235m – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in birth, damages, hospitals, midwives, news, personal injuries by sally

“Blunders by hospital staff which leave newborn babies brain-damaged in the first few days of their lives are set to cost the NHS more than £235m, official figures reveal.”

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The Guardian, 9th April 2012

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Christian midwife sues over order to wear trousers – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 3rd, 2011 in Christianity, hospitals, midwives, news, religious discrimination by sally

“A Christian midwife is suing a hospital for making her wear trousers in the operating theatre – because she claims the Bible forbids women from putting on men’s clothing.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2011

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Mothers-to-be died due to substandard care – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 25th, 2011 in birth, hospitals, midwives, news, reports by tracey

“Between January 2009 and June 2010 there were 42 maternal deaths in units across London – more than twice the expected number. That prompted NHS London, the strategic health authority, to commission an independent review.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2011

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Coroner accuses midwives of colluding over baby death – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2011 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, midwives, news by tracey

“A coroner has accused midwives in a hospital maternity unit of colluding with each other over mistakes made in the care of a newborn baby who later bled to death.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2011

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Midwife banned after telling grieving mother ‘God knows best’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, midwives, news by sally

“A midwife who told a grieving mother and father ‘God knows best’  hours after their newborn daughter died has been thrown out of the profession.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th September 2010

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Midwife wins appeal against being struck off – The Independent

Posted February 19th, 2010 in appeals, midwives, news by sally

“A midwife won a High Court appeal against being struck off today after a judge ruled she did not have a fair hearing.”

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The Independent, 18th February 2010

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Midwife who ‘randomly hacked’ at mother struck off – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2010 in insurance, midwives, news, professional conduct by sally

“A mother whose home resembled a ‘murder scene’ after a midwife ‘randomly hacked’ at her with a pair of scissors has called for a change in the law to force independent midwives to take out insurance.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2010

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Midwife claims against new twins’ parents over home stumble – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 1st, 2008 in midwives, news, personal injuries by sally

“A couple have been threatened with legal action by a midwife after she tripped over a child’s buggy at their home while visiting their newborn twins.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th September 2008

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