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A care home nurse who worked at a County Antrim care home has been found guilty of failing to investigate allegations of abuse against five residents. Katherine McCall worked at Cherry Tree House nursing home in Carrickfergus between 2007 and 2011. She appeared at a disciplinary hearing of the Nursing…
A social worker hired by an agency that supplies councils and health trusts across South Essex has been accused of working in the UK illegally for 15 years. Akwasi Anane, 36, faces being struck off the register of social workers over allegations he worked while being an illegal immigrant and…
Social worker Fraser John Perring has been struck off the HCPC Register for failing to contact a child’s extended family to arrange alternate care and then falsifying case records to cover his failure whilst working for Lincolnshire County Council. A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that…
A Bristol social worker has been suspended for failing to carry out foster assessments. Verona Vevean Thomas has been suspended from a register for health and care professionals for failing to carry out adequate foster assessments whilst working with Bristol City Council. A panel was told she did not conduct…
Social worker Ruth Hughes has been suspended for failing to follow safeguarding procedures and maintain accurate records. A panel of the Health and Care Professions Council conduct committee also found that Hughes failed to act in a timely manner and communicate effectively with her colleagues whilst working in the Learning…
A care manager at a religious retreat trawled social networking sites looking for stories about the elderly nuns she looked after, a professional hearing has heard. Marie Sloan, 57, worked at the Sisters of Loreto retreat in Llandudno for four years but was sacked in 2012. The Nursing and Midwifery…
A social worker accused of making lewd comments about Cumbria’s director of children’s services has had his professional ban extended for a further six months. Barry Clifford Lloyd, 54, had been suspended from working as a social worker after admitting a series of drunken or inappropriate incidents during a three-year…
Social worker Michael David Andrew has been struck off for misconduct while working for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. The decision by a panel of the Health and Care Professions Council's conduct and competence committee resulted from Mr Andrew’s failure to safeguard a service user from serious harm. Mr Andrew also formed…
Social worker Rebecca Patricia Allen has been suspended from the HCPC Register for bringing alcohol into a mental health ward for a service user whilst working for Telford and Wrekin Council. A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Rebecca Patricia Allen helped Service User A take…
A nurse who lied about her qualifications to land a job as a care home manager was exposed when an anonymous letter was sent to her bosses, a hearing was told today. Gabriela Davidescu claimed she worked as a nurse for two agencies between 2003 and 2007 on her application…
Social worker Louise Emily Coghlan has been struck off the HCPC Register for failing to conduct statutory visits, act on a report of abuse and attempting to conceal her failings whilst working for Swindon Borough Council. A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Louise Emily Coghlan…
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