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The SNP has suspended Mark McDonald after fresh allegations were made about the conduct of the former Scottish Government minister. Party chiefs said they had made the decision after new information about the Aberdeen Donside MSP was brought to them in the last 24 hours. It comes 12 days after…
A social worker has been suspended for one year after a fitness to practise hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired because of his repeated failings. The hearing heard that Michael Sira-Parfitt failed to complete a number of vital assessments, didn’t make essential referrals and failed to make regular…
A social worker from south Wales, who is currently serving nine years in prison for historic child sex abuse, has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers. A Social Care Wales fitness to practise hearing last week found that Luke West’s fitness to practise was impaired because of…
Residential child care worker, Martyn Parry Owen, from Caernarfon, has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired. The hearing heard that Mr Owen repeatedly made up stories about major life events while employed by Bryn…
A health spa owner accused of drunkenly massaging a male customer's thighs while wearing a bikini has been cleared of sexual assault. Kerry Brocklebank, 43, was alleged to have repeatedly rubbed down the man despite his protestations at Huntingdon Spa and UK Sports Massage in Cambridgeshire on October 11. While…
An adult care home manager from Prestatyn, has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired. The hearing heard that Kathleen Duffy told staff to take cash payments for residents’ fees to her home while she…
An NHS hospital nurse who supplied drugs to a pensioner has been jailed for what a judge called "despicable" crimes. Sarah Papachristophorou (pictured) admitted supplying substances to the 77-year-old victim and stealing up to £1,000 from the man. The 47-year-old was sacked from her job at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital…
A nursing home’s 'dementia champion' has been struck off for verbally abusing a patient with dementia. A Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) hearing in Dundee heard how Marie McLaughlin, screamed abuse at the resident, calling him an “old c***” and a “paedo”. McLaughlin, who while working at Whitecraigs Nursing Home…
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