The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today suspended the registration of two nurses from Winterbourne View Care Home in Hambrook, which recently featured in an episode of Panorama.
In a statement, the regulator said a panel of the investigating committee had placed an interim suspension order against the registration of Mr Sookalingum Appoo and Mr Kelvin Fore, pending a full investigation into allegations of serious breaches of the NMC code of conduct.
The operator of the residential hospital, Castlebeck, had already suspended 13 staff members following allegations that carers routinely abused vulnerable adults with learning difficulties.
Police have also launched a probe and arrested four people after undercover footage of the apparent misconduct at Winterbourne View, in Bristol, was recorded by investigators for the BBC’s Panorama programme, which was broadcast earlier this month.
The secret recordings, filmed between February and March this year, appeared to show carers punching and slapping vulnerable adults, dousing them in cold water, and pinning them to the ground with chairs.