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Zimbabwean UK nurse struck off nursing register because of a serious health condition.

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A Zimbabwean nurse has been struck off the nursing register because of a “serious health condition.”

The nurse has been on suspension for almost three years because of the condition which the Nursing and Midwifery Council said was typically chronic, relapsing and tended to recur. It did not say what the condition was.

“There was no further evidence on behalf of the registrant suggesting that she had received any treatment or engaged further medically in respect of her health condition ..the registrant showed limited insight into her condition.

The medical expert confirmed the condition can be managed with medication but tends to recur in the absence of medication or in increasing stressful circumstances.

“The panel gave careful consideration to the decision of a Striking-Off Order and were satisfied that the registrant has a serious health condition without evidence of improvement despite a prolonged period of suspension.

The panel took account of page 2 of the report by the independent medical expert dated 23 March 2010 (page 66 of the bundle) which he confirmed in his evidence on 7 December 2010 that the registrant had discontinued her medication around summer 2009 despite being advised to continue it.

“The panel therefore were satisfied that a Striking-Off Order was the appropriate, proportionate and necessary decision and that is the decision of the panel. The Striking-Off Order will begin on the expiry date of the existing Suspension Order.

The registrant may not apply for restoration for a period of 5 years from the date this order takes affect.”

 
 
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