Category list : Fitness to Practise
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Nurses may find it harder to get justice than doctors, according to a review exploring why a nurse convicted over the death of a child was struck off while a doctor involved in the same case can continue to practise.
The new chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has vowed to inject more “humanity” into the regulator and ensure nurses facing disciplinary action are treated with “dignity and respect”.
New guidance is being developed to help employers make the right decision about when to escalate concerns about nurses, in a bid to cut down on unnecessary referrals to the professional regulator.
A nurse has been struck off the register for multiple charges of misconduct in relation to her care of renowned scientist Professor Stephen Hawking.
A midwife who says she was wrongly accused of stealing drugs has won her appeal against being struck off, after a judge ruled the way the Nursing and Midwifery Council had handled her case was “unfair”.
Charges of misconduct made against two midwives at a hospital trust that is under investigation for alleged maternity failings have been found proved.
A mental health nurse who overcame alcoholism and successfully regained his registration has called for more support for other nurses battling addiction.
The nursing regulator has claimed it has been denied access to critical evidence that could help bring unfit nurses to justice over the Gosport scandal.
A senior mental health nurse from Wales has been struck off for having sex with a “vulnerable” patient and causing her ”direct and lasting emotional harm”.
The nursing and midwifery regulator has begun introducing a new approach to fitness to practise, which it believes could result in up to 20% fewer cases going to a full public hearing.