Uk news Nurse who held 88-year-old dementia patient against wall allowed to return PremierLeague-News.Com
MetiNews.Com - The incident with patient B took place on September 30, 2011 and a hearing by the NMC was held earlier this month to determine whether Thom would be allowed to return to practice after being struck off
Breaking News ! A mental health nurse rapped for holding an 88-year-old woman with dementia against a wall in a Scots hospital will be given the chance to return to the profession. Former NHS Fife worker Vicki Anne Thom was found by watching dog the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to have grabbed the woman, known only as patient B, at the Radernie Ward at Stratheden Hospital and pushed her head against a wall, restrained her arms across her chest and caused her to fall to the ground. She then failed to tell her employer about being charged with assault. She had earlier made an error with dispensing medication, the NMC found. An assessment by the NMC said she had brought the profession 'into disrepute' with her actions. Read More Related Articles Get Scottish news that matters to you sent to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Get Scottish news that matters to you sent to your inbox with our newsletters The incident with patient B took place on September 30, 2011 and a hearing by the NMC was held earlier this month to determine whether Thom would be allowed to return to practice after being struck off. Thom, whose registered address is given simply as England in watchdog documents, gave evidence in her defence at the hearing saying she felt remorse every day and had retrained as a hairdresser. Papers read: "In your evidence you said that you are very sorry for your actions which led to you being struck off the register. "You said that you have reflected on your actions, you feel troubled by what you did and feel remorseful every day. "You said that you let yourself down and that your actions went against everything you believe in. You asked for forgiveness and said that you have accepted your mistake and learned from it.
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"You said that you now realise the value of your nursing career and would like the opportunity to return to nursing. "You asserted that you would not make similar mistakes again if you were allowed to return to the Register. "In your nursing career, which you said spanned over 30 years, there had been no other concerns about your practice. You said that you are now more self aware, in control and you know that you would not make a similar mistake in the future. " The NMC panel decided to allow Thom to be restored to the register with conditions attached like the need to be supervised, and to tell the NMC of employers and the conditions she must work under for the period of a year.
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The decision read: "In reaching its decision, the panel was mindful of its statutory duty to protect the public as well as maintain public confidence in the reputation of the professions, which includes the declaring and upholding of proper professional standards. "The panel bore in mind that the burden was upon you to satisfy it that you are a fit and proper person who is able to practise safely and effectively as a nurse. "The panel had regard to all of the evidence before it which included written references and your oral evidence. "The panel found you to be credible in your oral evidence and it considered that you have demonstrated sufficient insight into your past behaviour. "The panel was of the view that you were an honest witness and demonstrated genuine remorse."
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