Two nurses convicted of murdering patients are among 11 NHS workers that have had their pensions taken away after committing serious offences, it has been revealed.
The Department of Health list names health workers that have lost their pensions after committing offences including murder, assault, theft and corruption.
It reveals that Beverly Allitt, the so-called “Angel of Death”, was stripped of all her pension benefits in 1995. She was convicted of murdering four children by injecting them with insulin at Grantham and Kesteven Hospital in Lincolnshire in 1991.
Colin Norris, who was convicted in 2008 of the murder of four women and the attempted murder of a fifth while working at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, had all his pension benefits taken away in 2010.
Five GPs, including Harold Shipman, make up the bulk of the remainder of the list. It also names a haematologist, a gynaecologist and an administrator. Details of one offender were withheld by the DH.
Each are judged to have committed offences the government believes “to have been gravely injurious to the state or to be liable to lead to serious loss of confidence in the public service” – the criteria for their pensions to be withdrawn.
The list was provided to The Times under the Freedom of Information Act.
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