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Nursing ethics and law

Nursing ethics and law - news, analysis and nursing practice

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Firms fined for supplying hospital with faulty syringes

A company and its sister firm have been sentenced for supplying hospitals with defective pre-filled syringes, which contributed to the death of a diabetic patient.

Man in hospital bed with unhappy woman and nurse at his side

New 'duty of candour' law may change after legal threat

The government is considering changing the duty of candour law just three months after it came into effect, following a threat of judicial review by a patient charity.

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Victorino Chua lodges appeal against murder conviction

A nurse found guilty of murdering and poisoning patients at a hospital in Greater Manchester has launched an appeal against his conviction.

Nurse-turned-lawyer issues warning on 'good Samaritan acts'

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.

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No system of nurse checks could 'prevent murder'

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.

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NMC defends checks process after Stepping Hill case

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.

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Stepping Hill nurse Victorino Chua given life sentence

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.

NMC seeks 50 registrants to sit on FtP panels

NMC seeks 50 registrants to sit on FtP panels

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has launched a bid to recruit 50 additional nurses and midwives to sit on its fitness to practise panels.

Stepping Hill nurse found guilty of murdering two patients

A nurse at a Greater Manchester hospital has been found guilty of murdering two patients in his care and poisoning 19 others.

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More nurses to offer mental health support in police custody

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.

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