Rogue nurses who attack and steal from patients handed 'licence to abuse' as report reveals how few are actually struck off
- Official regulator the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has often allowed nurses found guilty of crimes to remain in charge of patients
- One nurse was sacked for hitting a patient and was charged with assault but was allowed to carry on working
- Today the NMC's overseer said in a damning report that patients are being let down because of 'failings at every level'
- It pointed to weak leadership, huge backlog of cases, bad morale and poor standards among staff
- NMC apologises for its 'substantial failings' and said the report was 'difficult reading'
By JOHN NAISH
The NMC and its historical failure to manage both its own affairs and those of its registrants has been mentioned here -
Again, the NMC apologises with a whimper but will fail to act upon any recommendation made. Who then is to protect us if those charged with doing so seek only to protect themselves and their own...?
The Mail continues:
Today, Jackie Smith, the NMC's acting chief executive and registrar, apologised for what she called its 'substantial failings'.
She said in a statement: 'It is clear that the NMC has not delivered effective and efficient regulation, and we are committed to putting that right.'
We've heard that all before...
Harry Cayton, chief executive of CHRE, said the regulator needed new leaders, and must address its 'serious organisational problems'.
He said: 'The NMC must finally leave its troubled past behind and apply itself to protecting the public and rebuilding confidence in regulation.
How many times must the CHRE repeat this before something is done...? This is becoming an oft-recited but meaningless mantra. What is necessary is action.
Yes, this is ‘our’ NHS, that was so loudly lauded, so proudly applauded at the
Here is The Mail -
'Never before has there been such worry over the safety of our relatives and loved ones in care homes and hospitals'
And here is the CQC -
National report finds half of learning disability services did not meet standards
The Mail reports:
'The death certificate said Mr Gorny died of a 'water deficit' and 'hypernatraemia' – a medical term for dehydration.'
Is this not what happens on the LCP...?
What suffering must its victims also endure before they, too, finally pass on? Or is this suppressed by sedation? And what appears on their death certificates...?
Technically, or legally, the former is manslaughter, the latter premeditated murder!
This is ‘our’ NHS...