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July 15, 2014

PROWSE: NURSE REFUSED TO HELP TRAINEE AT CARE HOME

MANSFIELD, NOTTS A nurse left a patient with a tablet stuck to her lip when he refused to help a trainee who asked for help, a tribunal heard. Edward Prowse refused to assist when the elderly woman could not swallow medication at The Grange Care Home in Shirebrook, Mansfield, Notts, it is claimed. He carried on with other work as the elderly resident struggled to ingest the pill, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. The panel in central London heard how Prowse also failed to carry out thorough examinations on two frail residents who had fallen from their wheelchairs.
  July 15, 2014

LARBI:NURSE HIT PATIENT IN ROW ABOUT CIGARETTE LIGHTER

OXFORD A mental health nurse hit a patient in the face after they got into a row about a cigarette lighter, a tribunal heard. Carl Larbi left the man with red marks across his nose and cheek after the confrontation at Littlemore Hospital in Oxford, it is claimed. Larbi, who was working with patients with a history of involvement with the police or justice system, then failed to document the incident. An investigation was launched after a colleague noticed the man's injuries during a drug round later that day, 30 July 2013.
 
July 15, 2014

BURGESS:MENTAL HEALTH INSTRUCTOR'S SMUTTY REMARKS TO TRAINEES

SOUTHAMPTON, HANTS A mental health instructor made smutty remarks to trainees as they rolled around on the floor during physical restraint classes, a tribunal heard. David Burgess repeatedly gave a 'fireman's lift' to a colleague and touched pressure points on her elbow and knees, it was said. He also made crude comments about workers and patients at the Bluebird House mental health unit at Tatchbury Mount, Calmore, Southampton, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Bluebird House is a specialist, secure mental health inpatient unit, providing care for young people, especially those with borderline personality disorder.
  July 14, 2014

IONITA: NURSE CARELESSLY HOISTED INJURED RESIDENT INTO BED

SEVENOAKS, KENT A nurse carelessly hoisted an elderly resident with a suspected broken hip into bed despite protests from colleagues, a tribunal heard today (mon). Elenia Ionita allegedly ignored the resident's yells of pain while on the floor and yanked him back onto his bed at Sunrise Senior Living, Sevenoaks, Kent. Two colleagues had found the helpless resident lying awkwardly on his bedroom floor with a twisted leg on 14 June 2012 and warned against using the electronic hoist. But Ionita angrily dismissed the protests and said 'he'll be OK,' the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told.
 
July 14, 2014

VATHELIL:NURSE RUBBED CROTCH AGAINST COLLEAGUE

GLOUCESTER A care home nurse rubbed his crotch against a colleague while she was trying to comfort a crying elderly patient, a tribunal heard today (MON). Sheen Vathelil allegedly grabbed the woman around the waist during a night shift at Trevone Care Home in Gloucester. He then followed her back to the office and kissed her neck before she managed to free herself, it is claimed. The woman gave evidence from behind a screen at the Nursing and Midwifery Council using the pseudonym 'Colleague X'.
  July 11, 2014

THOMAS: BAN FOR MOONLIGHTING NURSE

CARDIFF A midwife convicted of cheating the NHS by filling out false time sheets whilst she was moonlighting in another job has been banned from the profession for three months today [FRI]. Gaynor Thomas, 49, formerly a community midwife with the Aneurin Bevan Health Board in south Wales, also admitted failing to carry out standard assessments and keep proper records for her patients. Thomas worked as a lecturer at Cardiff University and shifts at a nursing home, but claimed she was on-call to assist junior midwives in the area between June 2011 and April 2012. She claimed a total of £2,600.71 from the NHS for shifts she hadn’t done, and was convicted of four counts of fraud by false representation by Abergavenny Magistrate’s Court. She was sentenced to 150 hours unpaid work, a 12 month community order, and was ordered to pay £2,000 compensation on 16 September 2013.
 
July 11, 2014

STEEL: GOLF BALL WATCHING NURSE SUSPENDED FOR A YEAR

YORK A nurse who put critically ill patients at risk while he watched a golf tournament on a work computer has been suspended for a year. Nigel Steel was caught gazing at coverage of the Open Championship from the BBC website at York Hospital on 21 July 2012. He later told a patient to soil himself, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Steel is was also accused of poor record keeping and failing to provide adequate handovers to colleagues.
  July 11, 2014

BARCLAY: CARE HOME NURSE WARNED OVER BOTTOM GRABBING

DORCHESTER A care home nurse who grabbed a colleague's bottom and told another he wanted to 'taste her lips on his cup' has avoided a ban from the profession. Shorland Barclay, a senior nurse at Cerne Abbas Care Home, in Dorchester, Dorset, sexually harassed two women between May and August 2012. He was given a five-year caution order by a Nursing and Midwifery Council panel, having already been suspended for six weeks at the time of the incidents. Barclay made a number of sexually motivated comments to one woman, a care assistant who was working a probationary.
 
July 10, 2014

THOMAS:EXPENSE FIDDLE MIDWIFE ADMITS LETTING PROFESSION DOWN

CARDIFF, NEWPORT; LEWISHAM, SOUTHEAST LONDON A community midwife who was convicted of fiddling her expenses apologised for her behaviour and admitted she had let down her profession today (thurs). Gaynor Thomas, 49, a former lecturer in midwifery at Cardiff University, pocketed £2,600 dishonestly while working for the Aneurin Bevan Health Board in south Wales. The £34,500 a year midwife claimed holiday pay and filled out time sheets claiming to be on call to the NHS when she was working at Millview House and Lodge Care Home for dementia patients in Newbridge. Thomas, then of Sir Charles Crescent, Newport, was sentenced to 150 hours unpaid work, a 12 month community order and ordered to pay £2000 compensation by Abergavenny Magistrates' Court last September.
  July 09, 2014

HUTCHINSON: 'RISK' NURSE BANNED FROM MIDWIFERY

NEWCASTLE A bungling midwife whose incompetence put babies at risk has been banned from the delivery room. Elizabeth Hutchinson, a midwife at Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, failed to spot when a new-born baby needed resuscitating and could not communicate with colleagues. She also had 'poor standards of professional behaviour' and struggled with record keeping, the Nursing and Midwifery Council found. She was given a three-year conditions of practice order to allow her to continue to work as a nurse, but cannot practice as a midwife. Hutchinson, who qualified as a midwife in March 2009, did not start practicing until 2012 because she was unable to find a job.
 
July 09, 2014

THOMAS: MIDWIFE WAS SWINDLER

NEWPORT A midwife who failed to keep proper records for her patients had a previous conviction for swindling her bosses, a tribunal heard. Gaynor Thomas, a nurse with the Aneurin Bevan health board, was convicted of four counts of fraud by way of false representation by Abergavenny Magistrate's Court in September 2013. She had been moonlighting as a lecturer at Cardiff University and also working shifts Millview house and Lodge Care home – a facility for dementia sufferers in Newbridge. Thomas filled out NHS time sheets claiming to be on call to support junior midwives while she was actually working at the care home.
  July 08, 2014

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BARCLAY: BUM GROPER DIDN'T WANT OTHER CHEEK FEELING LEFT OUT

DORCHESTER, DORSET A nurse touched a care assistant's bottom repeatedly and told her he didn't want 'the other cheek feeling left out', a tribunal heard today (tues). Shorland Barclay asked his colleague if she liked older men and if she had ever had an affair with a married man, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Barclay is accused of sexually motivated behaviour towards the woman, referred to as colleague B, at the Cerne Abbas Care Home in Dorchester, Dorset. He allegedly blew kisses at a second colleague at the home and told her: 'Do you have anything to offer a lonely, poor old man?'

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