Claim nurses dealt with more harshly than docs in FtP cases
Nurses may find it harder to get justice than doctors, according to a review exploring why a nurse convicted over the death of a child was struck off while a doctor involved in the same case can continue to practise. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba: Struck-off doctor can return to work
Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence after Jack Adcock's death. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Professor Stephen Hawking's nurse struck off over his care
Patricia Dowdy was accused of financial misconduct and failing to properly care for the scientist. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking ’s former nurse struck off for failings in his care
Patricia Dowdy deemed not fit to practise over multiple misconduct chargesOne of Stephen Hawking ’s former nurses has been struck off after the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) ruled that she “failed to provide the standards of good, professional care that we expect and Professor Hawking deserved”.The NMC said Patricia Dowdy had faced multiple misconduct charges in relation to the care she was providing to the eminent physicist including financial misconduct, dishonesty, not providing appropriate care and failing to cooperate with the NMC and not having the correct qualifications.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah Tags: Stephen Hawking Science UK news Nursing Health Society Source Type: news

Nurse struck off for failings in care of Stephen Hawking
A nurse has been struck off the register for multiple charges of misconduct in relation to her care of renowned scientist Professor Stephen Hawking. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Senior managers face 'competency standards' but no 'striking off'
Directors of NHS organisations will have to meet minimum “competency standards” and be listed on a “central database” but will not face the prospect of being struck off, the government is due to announce today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Midwife speaks of relief at winning appeal against NMC
A midwife who says she was wrongly accused of stealing drugs has won her appeal against being struck off, after a judge ruled the way the Nursing and Midwifery Council had handled her case was “unfair”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Harley Street doctor, 40, faces being struck off over 'relationship with patient'
Dr Natalia Bogatcheva, 40, is accused of having an 'improper emotional relationship' with a property developer who was a patient at her practice, The Roc Clinic in London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dot Cotton's 'miracle op' eye surgeon faces being struck off by the GMC
Dr Bobby Qureshi, pictured, faces being struck off by the GMC following an 18-month investigation into his Harley Street practice which offered £25,000 eye implants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health nurse struck off for having sex with patient
A senior mental health nurse from Wales has been struck off for having sex with a “vulnerable” patient and causing her ”direct and lasting emotional harm”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

GP is struck off after being jailed for human trafficking - Dyer C.
A GP who was jailed for nine months after being found guilty of human trafficking for the purpose of exploitation has been struck off by a medical practitioners tribunal. Ayodeji Adewakun, 46, neglected to tell her out-of-hours employer that she face... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba wins appeal to work again
Dr Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of a young boy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breaking: Medical regulator loses Bawa-Garba appeal case
The Court of Appeal has backed Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba in her appeal against the General Medical Council’s bid to have her struck off the medical register following a conviction for gross negligence manslaughter. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical regulator loses Bawa-Garba appeal case
The Court of Appeal has backed Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba in her appeal against the General Medical Council’s bid to have her struck off the medical register following a conviction for gross negligence manslaughter. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

In charts: What GPs say about reflective practice
Doctors' attitudes towards reflective practice have changed since Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was struck off the medical register in January. GPonline highlights GPs' concerns about written reflection. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Appraisal Source Type: news

NMC unveils measures to make fitness to practise process ‘fairer’
Nurses and midwives will not be automatically struck off for attempting to cover up when things go wrong, under revised plans for a new approach fitness to practise. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'If Dr Bawa-Garba was white she wouldn't have landed in such deep trouble', says BAPIO
Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba may not have been struck off if she had been white, a doctors' organisation that has raised concerns about discrimination in the medical profession has suggested. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Bedford Hospital nurse struck off for 'squeezing' patient's breasts
Gbadebo Olasunkanmi Alabi said "Everything on your body is perfect" to the patient. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optician who claims to treat autism struck off
Ian Jordan claims to be able to treat the vision of people with autism using coloured filters. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hunt orders review of disciplining doctors after Bawa-Garba case
It comes after case of doctor struck off after death of six-year-old that has shaken medical profession. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hunt orders review of criminalising doctors after Bawa-Garba case
It comes after case of doctor struck off after death of six-year-old that has shaken medical profession. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legal fund for Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba raises more than £300,000
A crowdfunding appeal in support of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba - struck off after what campaigners have called an 'unforgivable' High Court ruling last month - has raised more than £300,000. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Hadiza Bawa-Garba: Medics rally behind struck off doctor
Thousands sign a letter criticising the case and more than £200,000 is raised for legal costs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 5,000 GPs sign Bawa-Garba protest letter
Thousands of GPs have signed a letter warning that the case of a junior doctor struck off after a controversial High Court case could 'frighten doctors of all grades away from honest self-appraisal'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Jack Adcock: Doctor struck off over six-year-old's death
Jack Adcock, six, died hours after being admitted to hospital with sickness and vomiting. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Nosy' midwife struck off for viewing friends' records
Vicky Anne Bloxham was sacked by University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiff dentist Mark Roberts struck off over 'basic hygiene'
The General Dental Council found more than 20 examples of failings. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roger Bainton: Surgeon struck off for harming patients
Roger Bainton carried out dozens of unnecessary operations and "experimental procedures". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Nurses to campaign for FtP process to be 'made fairer'
A nurse has launched a petition calling for fundamental change in the way fitness to practise (FtP) cases are handled by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, after she was struck off in a decision described as “excessive and disproportionate” by a High Court judge. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson struck off by tribunal
Ian Paterson performed unnecessary surgery and asked to be struck off without the need for a hearing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse who claimed to be surgeon struck off by NMC
A nurse who mounted an “elaborate deception” by pretending to his wife and friends that he was a leading orthopaedic surgeon has been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council register. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Morecambe midwife struck off
A midwife at the heart of the Morecambe Bay scandal, Jeanette Parkinson, has been struck off the register by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: aharrold Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Midwife striking off brings Morecambe Bay cases ‘to close’
The final midwife implicated in the care scandal at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has been struck off today by Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Research on BME representation in Fitness to Practise process
This report examines progress and outcomes of black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses and midwives through the Fitness to Practise process of the NMC. Key findings show that BME midwives and nurses are more likely to be referred to the NMC than their white counterparts, however they are less likely to be struck off or suspended than white colleagues. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients forced to move practices after'dishonest' and'insulting' GP struck off
A GP from a single practitioner practice has been struck off the register following 22 allegations of dishonesty, insulting treatment of staff, and disrespectful references to patients and a fellow doctor.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 10, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: aharrold Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Legal/HR *** Editor ' s Pick Complaints Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

BME nurses and midwives more likely to be referred to regulator
But less likely to be struck off/ suspended than white counterparts, research shows Related items fromOnMedica GMC decisions ‘fair and consistent’ Work needed to end discrimination for NHS staff New protection for NHS whistleblowers Unconscious bias against BME doctors identified NHS black and minority ethnic staff bullied more than white staff (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tsunami evacuation buildings and evacuation planning in Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Yuzal H, Kim K, Pant P, Yamashita E.
Indonesia, a country of more than 17,000 islands, is exposed to many hazards. A magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, on December 26, 2004. It triggered a series of tsunami waves that spread across the Indian Ocean causing da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Shaken baby evidence doctor reinstated
A doctor struck off the medical register for the evidence she gave in so called "shaken baby" cases, has been reinstated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liam Fee social worker Lesley Bate struck off
A social worker involved in the case of murdered toddler Liam Fee is struck off after being found guilty of misconduct. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA from the deep? Antikythera shipwreck yields ancient human bones
Site has already revealed most spectacular cargo ever found from antiquity, but bones are first hope of sequencing DNA from 1st century BC shipwreck victimDeath, when it came, was sudden and cruel. The individual, either a crew member or passenger, was trapped on board when the huge ship foundered. Dashed on the rocks, the vessel slid beneath the waves, tumbled down an undersea cliff, and swiftly became buried in sediment on the seabed.Now, more than 2,000 years later, archaeologists have recovered the bones of the individual they now call Pamphilos. Thought to be a man in his late teens to early 20s, he was on the ship sa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Archaeology Science Greece Source Type: news

Disgraced plastic surgeon told a woman it was HER fault after botched boob job
Alex Cater, 33, from Northamptonshire, had the surgery by Amedeo Usai after she lost 10 stone which left her with sagging breasts. Now struck off, he asked what she expected for a £3,500 procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Luweero Clinical Officer to Miss Salary Over Abortion
[Observer] Sam Magoda Ekeu, a clinical officer accused of procuring an abortion is to be struck off the payroll, the District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Joseph Okware has ordered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ballot Measure Lawsuits Face Uphill Fight in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)
LITTLE ROCK - A pair of lawsuits against a so-called tort reform proposal and others against the effort to legalize medical marijuana means Arkansas' ballot initiative campaigns will begin in a familiar place: the courtroom. But, if history is any guide, it'll be an uphill fight for opponents of those initiatives and others on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. A proposed constitutional amendment to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits faced two challenges before the Arkansas Supreme Court from groups who say the measure's wording and petitions don't meet the mark. One of two competing medical marijuana pla...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 6, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dentist Desmond D'Mello is struck off
A string of malpractice allegations were found proven against Desmond D'Mello  after a whistle-blower exposed the poor levels of cleanliness at his practice in Gedling, Nottinghamshire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nottinghamshire dentist Desmond D'Mello struck off by General Dental Council
A dentist who sparked "the biggest NHS patient recall in history" is struck off. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Broomfield Hospital nurse Ide Warren is struck off
A nurse who left a syringe full of drugs on a patient's bed and gave another patient the wrong medication is struck off. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse Isabel Amaro who left Down ’s syndrome boy to die in his bed is struck off
Portuguese-born Isabel Amaro, 48, walked out of a hearing after being struck off for failing to care for Jack Adcock who died of sepsis after going into cardiac arrest at Leicester Royal Infirmary. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testicle removal surgeon Marwan Farouk struck off
A surgeon is struck off for mistakenly removing a patient's testicle and then trying to cover up his error. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testicle removal surgeon struck off
A surgeon is struck off for mistakenly removing a patient's testicle and then trying to cover up his error. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Details of doctors who has been struck off will be published for ten years, GMC announces
The General Medical Council is introducing time limits on how long it publishes information about doctors who have been sanctioned after fitness to practice hearings Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 20, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: kschofield Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news