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Nurses who offer help in an emergency should be aware of their potential liability if something goes wrong, according to a lawyer specialising in fitness to practise cases, who warned they must ensure they have indemnity insurance in place.
The head of the nursing regulator has said “no system” of checks, including the forthcoming revalidation programme, could stop a nurse determined to commit murder.
The system of checks on overseas nurses has been “significantly strengthened” since convicted murderer Victorino Chua joined the register, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
A nurse at a Greater Manchester hospital has been handed a life sentence after being found guilty of murdering two patients in his care and poisoning 19 others.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has launched a bid to recruit 50 additional nurses and midwives to sit on its fitness to practise panels.
A nurse at a Greater Manchester hospital has been found guilty of murdering two patients in his care and poisoning 19 others.
A scheme that sees mental health nurses work alongside police officers to support people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities while in police custody or court has been expanded to cover around half of England’s population.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council was “unduly lenient” in a case against a mental health nurse who failed to report an “assault” on a patient by a colleague, a High Court judge has ruled.
Nurses are taking increasingly complex and central roles in clinical research - they are coordinating trials centrally, recruiting participants, and collecting and sharing data.
A nurse has been sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment for serious sexual offences in Oxfordshire.