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Care home nurse suspended for 12 months for putting vulnerable patients at risk



A nurse at a care home in Devon has been suspended for 12 months for placing ‘vulnerable patients at unwarranted risk of harm’.

A nurse at a care home in Devon has been suspended for 12 months for placing ‘vulnerable patients at unwarranted risk of harm’.

In 2014, Tina Brooks was alleged to have failed to give a resident a prescribed tablet on two consecutive days, despite signing a chart to claim she had, and had failed to give another resident their eye drops on the same two days.

Ms Brooks was working at Forde Park Nursing Home at the time of the allegations.

But a recent Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) fitness to practise committee, they ordered a suspension in registration for 12 months.

Ms Brooks had showed ‘no evidence of remorse’ and had ‘limited insight into the impact of her actions’.

The report added: ‘The panel considered that the misconduct in this case is remediable. However, the panel has not been provided with any evidence of remediation through either retraining or keeping her knowledge up to date.

‘The panel was aware that Ms Brooks had indicated that she has not worked as a registered nurse since March 2014 and that she does not intend to return to nursing practice.’