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Nurse struck off for slapping man

A 52-year-old nurse has been struck off the medical register after a tribunal heard how she kicked and slapped a care centre resident.

Ethlyn David was working at Acacia Care Centre in Nottingham when she physically abused the resident while calling him a "wicked man".

The independent Conduct and Competence Committee panel for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) also heard how Mrs David went against the code of conduct when she cleaned a resident's sacral pressure sore with a paper towel.

The panel concluded that she failed in her duty of care to these residents who were entitled to receive safe and competent care and therefore is guilty of misconduct.

An NMC spokeswoman said: "Mrs David committed serious physical and verbal abuse against elderly and vulnerable residents in ways that clearly breached her duty under the professional code of conduct to protect, promote and support the health, dignity and wellbeing of individual residents and clients.

"We are satisfied that her conduct amounted to a serious departure from the relevant standards as set out in the NMC's Code of Professional Conduct and is fundamentally incompatible with being a registrant."

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