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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.

Posted date

16 February, 2017

Posted time

6:17 pm