NHS nurse jailed for falsifying qualifications – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2012 in fraud, news, nurses, sentencing by sally

“A health worker who invented a glittering but bogus medical career to secure work as a nurse in the NHS has been jailed for 15 months.”

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The Guardian, 26th September 2012

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Botox prescriptions over phone or internet to be banned – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2012 in cosmetic surgery, doctors, medical treatment, medicines, news, nurses by sally

“Doctors will be banned from prescribing anti-ageing drugs like Botox on the phone or internet if they have not seen their patients face to face, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2012

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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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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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Violeta Aylward struck off for switching off ventilator – BBC News

Posted March 16th, 2012 in disciplinary procedures, news, nurses, professional conduct by tracey

“A nurse who was filmed accidentally switching off the ventilator of a paralysed man has been struck off.”

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BBC News, 15th March 2012

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Psychiatric nurse struck off after forcing himself on pregnant patient – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2012 in disciplinary procedures, mental health, news, nurses, professional conduct by tracey

“Jonathan Henk, a psychiatric nurse who forced himself on a patient he was secretly dating after discovering she was pregnant by another man, has been struck off.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th January 2012

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Whistleblowers not protected from bullying, court rules – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2011 in bullying, news, nurses, victimisation, whistleblowers by sally

“The law protecting whistleblowers and public safety in hospitals is failing staff and patients, the Court of Appeal has found in a landmark case brought by three nurses against an NHS trust in Manchester.”

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The Independent, 31st October 2011

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Northampton nurse David Ajayi struck off over groping – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2011 in disciplinary procedures, news, nurses by tracey

“A ‘predatory and controlling’ nurse found to have groped patients and a carer has been ordered to be struck off by a disciplinary panel.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2011

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‘Angel of Death’ Colin Norris could be cleared of insulin murders – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2011 in evidence, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, nurses by sally

“Fresh medical evidence in the case of the nurse called the ‘Angel of Death’ and jailed for life for the murders of four patients in a Leeds hospital eight years ago is to be passed to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. The case has similarities to that of Rebecca Leighton, the nurse arrested on suspicion of murdering patients in a Stockport hospital and released without charge last month.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2011

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Nurse held over hospital deaths is cleared to work despite drug theft – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2011 in criminal damage, disciplinary procedures, medicines, news, nurses, theft by tracey

“A nurse who was accused of tampering with saline at a hospital can return to work despite admitting stealing opiate-based drugs, a regulatory body ruled yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2011

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Police face damages over arrest of nurse accused of poisoning patients – Daily Telegraph

“A hospital poisoner who attacked patients may have had more than 40 victims, police fear.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2011

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Catholic nurses use Equality Act to protect their pro-life beliefs – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 15th, 2011 in abortion, news, nurses, religious discrimination by sally

“Two Roman Catholic nurses have won the right not to work in an abortion clinic after they accused the NHS of breaching equality laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2011

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Gwynedd nurse Alan Roberts cleared of assault on appeal – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2011 in assault, elderly, news, nurses by tracey

“A senior nurse convicted of assaulting an 88-year-old patient in hospital has been cleared on appeal.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2011

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Thousands could sue Government over unlawful ‘child protection’ sackings – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 31st, 2011 in child neglect, criminal records, news, nurses, vetting by sally

“Nurses who were banned from working under a controversial vetting scheme are to launch a major test case against the Government in the European Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2011

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Nurse jailed for murdering elderly parents – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 1st, 2010 in murder, news, nurses, sentencing by sally

“A nurse found guilty of using ‘extreme violence’ to murder her elderly parents was jailed for life today with a minimum term of 18 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2010

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‘Failings’ over diabetic who died at Stafford Hospital – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2010 in duty of care, hospitals, inquests, news, nurses by sally

“A systemic failure to provide adequate nursing facilities and staffing contributed to the death of a diabetic, an inquest jury has ruled.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2010

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Royal College of Nursing takes legal action against Government’s anti-paedophile database – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 9th, 2010 in child abuse, judicial review, news, nurses by sally

“Nursing leaders are taking legal action against the Government’s controversial anti-paedophile database in another blow to the troubled scheme.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2010

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Rape conviction for sex offender struck off nursing register – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2010 in news, nurses, obtaining property by deception, rape, sexual offences by sally

“A sex attacker who was struck off the nursing register 14 years ago was today found guilty of rape and sexual assaults on patients in London.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2010

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Nurse fights murder conviction – The Independent

Posted March 1st, 2010 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, murder, news, nurses by sally

“A nurse jailed for 30 years for murdering two patients and seriously harming 15 others was convicted of crimes that never took place, new evidence suggests. Benjamin Geen, 29, was found guilty in 2006 of injecting patients with drugs that stopped their breathing in order to satisfy a ‘lust for excitement’ when reviving them. Two men, David Onley, 75, and Anthony Bateman, 66, died.”

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The Independent, 28th February 2010

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Cumbrian nursing boss wins race slur compensation – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2010 in news, nurses, race discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A nursing boss who was told in an NHS appraisal she was the ‘wrong colour and wrong culture’ for Cumbria has been awarded £115,000 compensation.”

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BBC news, 19th January 2010

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