I am horrified to read this. Having taught so many nurses and carers bowel care for spinal patients why are staff now so ill informed?
I have seen this for myself recently when my daughter had spinal surgery within a London teaching hospital she was sent home without anyone checking her bowel activity. Result- urgent readmission and the involvement of the colorectal team. In 2018??
People sneer at the words basic nursing care, I have always taught it as essential nursing care. The nursing profession should think carefully about academia versus care instead of the two working seamlessly together.
About time, too many nurses have suffered from NMC FTP cases and been treated like criminals.
Congratulations,all of the hard work has certainly paid off.
Fraud is fraud and she should have thought of the risks she was taking. Any prison sentence will result in her being struck off. Nurses need to be aware that even a speeding offence with prosecution puts them at risk with the NMC, harsh but true.
So what did they expect to happen? Anybody could have forecast that this would happen. The days of 18 year olds fighting to get into nursing have long gone and there is a huge diversity of people wanting to train as nurses. Far more mature applicants with family responsibilities are potential students but cannot balance the practicalities of running families with the high costs of maintaining them as well as paying fees, working long hours on practical placements and negating the ability to undertake any part time jobs to help with finances. I despair if the government cannot see what they have created.