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Nurse acquitted of dishonestly taking medication belonging to a patient

10/01/2022

X was accused of dishonestly taking Oxycodone, belonging to a patient. The case arose after a nurse and another member of staff purported to attend the Medicine Room and saw X, in front of the Controlled Drug cupboard, drinking Oxycodone.

The allegation took place in 2017 and, following an investigation, X was dismissed and unsuccessfully appealed the dismissal. The matter was referred to the NMC in 2018 and proceedings were commenced. Following a 4 day fitness to practice hearing before a panel where the eye-witnesses and investigator gave evidence, X was acquitted of all matters.

Mark Watson was instructed by Laura Calvert, Royal College of Nursing

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