York hospital action plan after watchdog warning – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2022 in hospitals, news, nurses, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Specialist nurses have been recruited at York and Scarborough hospitals to ensure patients are being fed properly. It is part of an action plan by the hospitals trust to address criticisms by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).’

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BBC News, 5th August 2022

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Police force settles claim brought by nurses over fine for Covid regulation breaches during pay protest – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 1st, 2022 in compensation, coronavirus, demonstrations, fines, news, nurses, police, remuneration by sally

‘Greater Manchester Police has agreed to settle a claim for compensation brought by two nurses who said the force wrongly handed them a £10,000 fine under Covid regulations for organising a protest in March last year.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st May 2022

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Paul Grayson: Voyeur Sheffield nurse who filmed up patients’ gowns jailed – BBC News

‘A nurse “fixated by sex” who filmed up the gowns of unconscious hospital patients has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2022

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Litigant banned over ‘unjustified’ complaints to regulators – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A former nurse who made “wholly inappropriate and unjustified allegations of wrongdoing” against lawyers has been banned from bringing proceedings for two years by a High Court judge, who said regulators must be “astute in identifying litigants who abusively use [the] regulatory process”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th May 2022

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Family welcomes decision to strike off nurse after woman killed herself – The Independent

‘The parents of a vulnerable young woman who killed herself after she was refused a psychiatric bed have welcomed a decision to strike off one of the nurses involved, saying they hoped the move would help other families “appallingly failed by mental health services”.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2022

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Student nurse jailed for killing teen after falling asleep at wheel – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2021 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, nurses, sentencing by sally

‘A student nurse from London was found guilty of causing the death of a 13-year-old girl after falling asleep at the wheel.’

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The Independent, 19th December 2021

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Indirect Discrimination Against Working Mothers – Littleton Chambers

‘On 22 June 2021, the President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal handed down judgment in Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust UKEAT/0220/19/LA. CLICK HERE to read the judgment.’

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Littleton Chambers, 23rd June 2021

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NHS nurse sacked over weekend working wins landmark ruling – The Guardian

‘A community nurse who was sacked for not agreeing to work weekends has won a “landmark” ruling for working mothers after a judge said employment tribunals must take childcare disparity into account.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2021

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Kate Shemirani: Nurse who claimed 5G caused Covid symptoms and spread vaccine misinformation struck off – The Independent

‘A leading figure in Britain’s anti-vaccination movement who repeatedly spread coronavirus conspiracy theories, and once called the NHS “the new Auschwitz”, has been permanently struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.’

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The Independent, 5th June 2021

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Law firm takes up case of nurse fined £10,000 for 1% pay protest – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2021 in coronavirus, demonstrations, fines, law firms, news, nurses, police, remuneration by tracey

‘One of the UK’s biggest police forces is refusing to back down after being accused of wrongly issuing a £10,000 fine to a nurse who was protesting over the government’s 1% pay rise for NHS workers, reigniting concern over new powers to inhibit protest.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2021

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London-wide launch of operation to convict those who assault NHS staff – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 1st, 2021 in assault, doctors, hate crime, news, nurses, paramedics, pilot schemes, prosecutions by tracey

‘Known as Operation Cavell, the initiative will see a senior officer review all reports of assaults and hate crime against NHS staff. Following a three-month pilot, the National Health Service (NHS), Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have been working in partnership to launch the scheme today (Wednesday, 31 March) which aims to increase convictions and protect NHS staff on the frontline.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 31st March 2021

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Pandemic NHS workers should be granted indefinite leave to remain — Aaron Gates-Lincoln – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Migrant workers have been essential to the operations of the NHS ever since its inception in 1948. Over the decades, many programmes have been used to encourage and find overseas workers and help them migrate to the UK to be employed in the healthcare system, demonstrating our governments acknowledgment of how important they are. As early as 1949, campaigns were made by the UK government in the Caribbean to recruit NHS staff, through advertisements in local newspapers.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th March 2021

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Child abuse carried out under guise of medical treatment, report finds – The Guardian

‘Healthcare practitioners who committed child sexual abuse commonly did so under the guise of medical treatment, which went unchallenged by other staff even when unnecessary or inappropriate because of their position of trust, research has found.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2020

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Lucy Letby: Nurse due in court charged with murdering eight babies at Chester hospital – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2020 in children, hospitals, murder, news, nurses by tracey

‘A nurse is due to appear in court charged with the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another 10.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2020

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Disability discrimination claim for failure to make reasonable adjustments? – Rakova v London West Healthcare NHS Trust UKEAT/0043/19/LA – 3PB

‘Employees can often complain where they feel that their managers are not giving them the tools they need to do their jobs efficiently, effectively or productively. How does that situation relate to a disability discrimination claim for failure to make reasonable adjustments? – Rakova v London North West Healthcare NHS Trust UKEAT/0043/19/LA.’

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3PB, May 2020

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The Coronavirus and Employers’ Liability for PPE – Ropewalk Chambers

‘The Coronavirus pandemic is likely to lead to litigation in various forms1; indeed, two doctors are reported to have already intimated a public law challenge to the lawfulness of the personal protective equipment (PPE) guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care, and Public Health England.’

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Ropewalk Chambers, 4th May 2020

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PPE & sex discrimination claims – Cloisters

‘The media is currently saturated with reports concerning the absence of adequate Personal Protective Equipment (‘PPE’) in clinical settings. To date, commentators have understandably focused on the extent to which employers may be breaching health and safety legislation by failing to provide staff with PPE and whether staff are protected under whistleblowing legislation if they speak out. Moreover, this month two doctors launched an urgent legal challenge to guidance by NHS England on PPE. In this blog, Dee Masters and Jen Danvers look at a different aspect to the PPE debate, namely whether there is scope for sex discrimination claims arising from equipment which has been designed to fit the average man rather than their female colleagues.’

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Cloisters, 29th April 2020

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COVID-19 Deaths and PPE – The Coroner’s Role – Parklane Plowden Chambers

‘Inevitably the COVID-19 pandemic will result in a significant increase in the workload of coroners and the number of inquests being heard. Cases where the virus may have been contracted in the workplace setting including frontline workers because of the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) may be one significant area of potential inquiry.’

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Parklane Plowden Chambers, 4th May 2020

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Coronavirus and Clinical Negligence – Coronavirus: Guidance for Lawyers and Businesses

‘Nigel Poole QC considers the question: how will the Coronavirus pandemic affect clinical negligence litigation in England and Wales?’

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Coronavirus: Guidance for Lawyers and Businesses, 30th April 2020

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NHS staff coronavirus inquests told not to look at PPE shortages – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2020 in coronavirus, doctors, inquests, news, nurses, protective equipment by sally

‘Inquests into coronavirus deaths among NHS workers should avoid examining systemic failures in provision of personal protective equipment (PPE), coroners have been told, in a move described by Labour as “very worrying”.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2020

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