Essex / Herts border
I trained at The Royal London Hospital between 1986 and 1989, I then staffed on a medical ward at Mile End before gaining experience at UCH, Barts and North Mddx.
I left the NHS and went to work in the Pharmaceutical Industry as a Nurse Advisor, a role which enabled me to grow my areas of expertise and gain a range of skills which are still useful to me today.
In 2002 I started working as a freelance trainer in Health and Safety and Health and Social Care, from this I set up my own company which I still run today.
Although I no longer have hands on experience with patients, my role in training enables me to develop colleagues in health care and thus improve the care that their clients experience.
Comment on: Final panel decision and reasons: 'How should a panel treat a nurse who steals controlled drugs but genuinely regrets their actions?'
My concern would be what has to occur before he is reinstated? Does he have to have undergone some sort of rehabilitation, or retraining? What would happen to any future employers if he reoffended and it became known that he had previously been suspended?
I disagree with the comment stating that a thief is a thief regardless of what is taken. Can we all say hand on heart that we have never taken Paracetamol from a drugs trolley for a splitting headache on a busy shift? I do however agree that he was sorry because he'd been caught, how long had he been using these drugs and where had they come from.
My sister is unfortunate enough to have advanced breast cancer, she is however lucky enough to be under The Christie hospital in Manchester. Whilst attending here she was given the opportunity to take part in the pertumazab trial, she had fantastic results for around 18 months before she unfortunately had to leave the trial. We are all thrilled that this amazing drug combo is now available to more women.