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Nursing ethics and law

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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

NMC due to hear case against first Morecambe Bay midwife

The first of eight midwives accused of misconduct related to poor care and deaths at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust will appear before a misconduct hearing next week.

Karen Buckley

Irish nurses’ union pays tribute to student Karen Buckley

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has extended its “sincere sympathy” to the family, friends and nursing colleagues of Karen Buckley whose body has been found in Glasgow.


Legal protection for whistleblowing extended to student nurses

Student nurses and midwives now have the same level of legal protection as registered staff if they are mistreated or dismissed as a result of raising concerns, following changes to legislation that came into effect this week.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Trust admits concerns over rapist nurse were raised five years ago

Concerns about an accident and emergency nurse convicted last month of raping and photographing unconscious patients at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford were raised more than five years ago, it has emerged.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Updated nursing code of conduct comes into effect today

The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s revised code of conduct has come into force this month.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nurse pleads guilty to sexually assaulting unconscious patients

A nurse has been convicted of a series of rape and sex offences while working in the accident and emergency department at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.


Prison nurse struck off over alleged attempt to steal maracas

A community mental health nurse has been struck off after allegedly attempting to smuggle a tambourine and maracas used for the treatment of patients out of a high security prison in his rucksack.

mental health depressed middle-age woman looking out of window

‘Serious cracks’ in mental health detention causing avoidable deaths

Psychiatric hospitals should have a legal obligation to publish investigations into the deaths of detained mental health patients, according to a human rights investigation, which has found “serious cracks” in the detention system.

Aster Healthcare

Joint investigation launched into deaths at Berkshire nursing home

Thames Valley Police has launched a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive, the Care Quality Commission and Bracknell Forest Council following two unexplained deaths.

mental health child depressed looking out window alone bed

Legal duty for nurses to report female genital mutilation unveiled

All regulated health and social care professionals will in the future be legally required to report “known” cases of female genital mutilation in children under the age of 18, according to government proposals.



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