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 attempted murder, 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

‘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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New immigration rules will cost the NHS millions, warns nursing union – The Guardian

Posted June 22nd, 2015 in deportation, hospitals, immigration, news, nurses, remuneration, statistics by tracey

‘New immigration rules that will mean lower-earning non-EU workers being deported will exacerbate the shortage of nurses in the UK and cost the NHS tens of millions in recruitment, the government has been warned by nursing leaders.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2015

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Stepping Hill hospital deaths: Nurse Victorino Chua launches appeal – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2015 in grievous bodily harm, hospitals, murder, news, nurses, sentencing by sally

‘A nurse convicted of murdering two patients at the hospital where he worked has launched an appeal against his conviction.’

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BBC News, 16th June 2015

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Amanda Young not guilty of Joshua Gafney manslaughter – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2015 in homicide, medicines, mental health, negligence, news, nurses by sally

‘A nurse who gave a patient a lethal overdose of a prescription drug has been found not guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2015

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Stepping Hill hospital: how Victorino Chua’s poisonings were uncovered – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2015 in murder, news, nurses by sally

‘The nurse convicted of murdering patients was caught after a night of curious incidents, but his motive remains a mystery.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2015

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Nurse jailed for 18 years after admitting string of ‘depraved’ sexual assaults including rape of unconscious patients – The Independent

‘A nurse who filmed himself raping unconscious patients in A&E has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2015

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Nurses who don’t report poor care or who cover up mistakes now face being struck off – The Independent

Posted April 1st, 2015 in codes of practice, hospitals, news, nurses, standards, whistleblowers by sally

‘Nurses could be struck off if they fail to escalate concerns about poor care or hide the truth about mistakes, under new rules unveiled by the profession’s governing body.’

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The Independent, 31st March 2015

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Senior male nurse filmed himself raping unconscious women in A&E – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2015 in guilty pleas, news, nurses, pornography, rape, victims, voyeurism by sally

‘A male nurse has admitted filming himself raping two unconscious women in A&E while patients lay just feet away.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2015

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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, law reports, 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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