NMC v JC. Represented Community Psychiatric Nurse charged with numerous charges arising from allegations of deficient practice in the prelude to a patient’s death, as well as giving dishonest evidence at the patient’s inquest. Hearing involved sensitive cross-examination of the patient’s father. No case to answer in respect of four charges. Six further charges subsequently found not proved. One charge proved and one had been proved at the outset by way of admission. One of those charges amounted to misconduct. No impairment. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-35860763
NMC v JP. Represented Maternity Risk Manager at Furness General Hospital, Morecambe Bay, who prior to her retirement had conducted Root Cause Analyses into incidents involving two maternal deaths, two neonatal deaths, one stillbirth and one intrauterine death. Successfully negotiated Consensual Panel Determination. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-40251623
NMC v HP. Represented midwife whose actions caused a neonate to lose a significant chance of survival. Cross-examination of NMC expert led to finding of no case to answer in respect of allegation that HP’s actions went so far as to contribute to the death. Suspension Order imposed. Co-registrant struck off. HP has since returned to unrestricted practice. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/19/midwife-suspended-for-nine-months-over-death-of-joshua-titcombe/
NMC v LG. Instructed to represent Risk Management Midwife at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey, in three-handed, eight-week hearing.http://www.itv.com/news/channel/2017-07-18/guernsey-midwife-apologises-to-parents-of-baby-a-who-died-at-peh/
NMC v NG. Registrant’s fitness to practise allegedly impaired by reason of lack of competence. 34 charges, almost all of which were technical in nature. Seven charges dismissed following successful submission of no case to answer and a further nine dismissed following the conclusion of the evidence.
NMC v MW. Registrant’s fitness to practise allegedly impaired by reason of conviction (serving a suspended sentence for s.20 GBH). Panel persuaded that fitness to practise not currently impaired despite the operational period of the suspended sentence remaining active, notwithstanding the authority of Fleischmann.
HCPC v CH. Represented paramedic who had dishonestly tampered with ambulance’s tracking device to go ‘off-grid’ whilst on duty. Sanction kept to a one-year Caution Order. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/20/paramedics-tampered-trackers-avoid-999-callsat-scandal-hit-nhs/
HCPC v TK. Represented paramedic charged with urinating in the back of an ambulance whilst a patient was on board. Further charges relating to receipt of a conviction for drink-driving and failure to disclose that conviction to the HCPC. Impaired (on broader public interest grounds only). No sanction. http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/paramedics-allowed-urinated-back-ambulance/
HCPC v BK. Represented Registered Manager at a major provider for children’s services who had been dismissed by employer for gross misconduct. All three charges dismissed following successful submission of no case to answer.
HCPC v JT. Panel persuaded to depart from their Guidance and impose a Conditions of Practice Order in circumstances when there had been an adverse finding of dishonesty at the facts stage.
GDC v RG. Represented one of two registrants found to have been engaging in verbal and physical altercations in the workplace. RG’s sanction a caution, whereas other registrant suspended from practice.
GPhC v SB. Impairment by reason of multiple acts of dishonesty, a criminal conviction and a criminal caution. Erasure avoided, with short-term suspension (without a review hearing) imposed instead.
GCRB v AS. Represented the first registrant in respect of whom this regulator has initiated proceedings.
NCTL v JO. Instructed to represent teacher accused of making a succession of homophobic remarks in the classroom.