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Nursing ethics and law

Nursing ethics and law - news, analysis and nursing practice

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Ethics and law in nursing - latest news

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.

Stepping Hill

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.

Stepping Hill

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.

Stepping Hill

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.

Police

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.

Super-regulator says NMC was 'too lenient' in mental health nurse ruling

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 key to platelet therapy trials

Nurses' role in platelet transfusion clinical trials Subscription Required

Nurses are taking increasingly complex and central roles in clinical research - they are coordinating trials centrally, recruiting participants, and collecting and sharing data.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Former Oxford staff nurse sentenced to 18 years for sexual offences

A nurse has been sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment for serious sexual offences in Oxfordshire.

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