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Social worker Samantha Lockyer has been suspended from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register for 12 months for a serious number of failings. As a child care social worker for Northumberland County Council, Miss Lockyer did not complete Section 47 investigations for many months, failed to conduct visits…
A domiciliary care manager has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers for failing to comply with the Domiciliary Care Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2004. A Fitness to Practise Panel found that Mark Andrew Rowlands, who operated a small domiciliary care agency, was the sole person responsible for ensuring…
A Vale of Glamorgan care home worker has been struck from the Register of Social Care Workers. A Fitness to Practise Panel of the Care Council for Wales found the adult care home manager ignored the dignity and privacy of residents by locking them out of their rooms. Carey Ponting…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) is holding a number of information roadshows during October to provide registrants and employers with information about the new Standards of Conduct and Practice. The new Standards of Conduct and Practice will be launched on 30 September 2015 and will become effective from…
A nurse has denied claims he harmed a frail widow and then covered up his actions, at an inquest into the 91-year-old's death. Santhosh Rajan said he had nothing to do with a fracture to Iris Teale's thigh while working the night shift at the Bupa-run Aston Court care home…
Three care home nurses have been struck off for their role in poor care at a Caerphilly care home. At a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) hearing in Cardiff, a conduct panel found their failings had contributed to the deaths of several patients at the Brithdir Care Home. The "callous…
A domiciliary care manager will no longer be allowed to work after a Fitness to Practise Panel in Cardiff found her conviction for fraud breached the standards of her profession. Leanne Phillips, formerly employed by Pride in Care Domiciliary Care Agency, failed to uphold the professional standards of the Code…
A care home deputy manager tried to take more than £22,000 belonging to an elderly resident, a tribunal heard. Ratnamanee Bundhoo obtained three signed cheques in the summer of 2012 made out to her personally by the man, who had failing eyesight and has since died, while working at Queens…
Carers who concocted a lie to explain away a pensioner's fall and then delayed raising the alarm have been spared jail with relatives calling the sentence "appalling". Sabrina Duncan (pictured) and Benter Ouma were handed a community order with unpaid work after admitting negligence over the incident at The Green…
Social Worker Neil Ellesmere has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Register for abusing his position to defraud a service user of over £63,000 whilst employed by Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, Portsmouth. A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that on 18…
Two carers have admitted neglect after an 85-year-old resident fell as they put her to bed. Sabrina Duncan and Benter Ouma admitted acting in a grossly negligent manner at Birmingham Crown Court, said West Midlands Police. Norah Boyle suffered a head injury as she fell from a hoist as the…
Social worker Sean McEnaney has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Register on grounds of misconduct after failing to adequately safeguard two children whilst employed by the London Borough of Hounslow. A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr McEnaney had previously…
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