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A social worker has been found unfit to practise and removed from the Social Care Register after a Care Council for Wales Fitness to Practise hearing found he’d downloaded indecent images of children. The hearing at the Care Council’s Cardiff office last week heard that Michael Robert Paton was found…
A care agency is investigating after employees were shown allegedly taking part in online sex chats while sitting partly naked at their desks. Staff bared their breasts in front of a camera while sitting in an office of the Wolverhampton franchise of Caremark, The Sun said. Footage featured by the…
A former NHS chief executive has walked free from court after admitting paying her husband more than £11,000 from her budget. Paula Vasco-Knight, 53, was in charge of South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and the national lead for equalities and diversity for NHS England at the time. She paid her…
A residential child care worker has been found unfit to practise and removed from the Social Care Register after a Care Council for Wales Fitness to Practise hearing found she’d formed an inappropriate relationship with a former resident of the home where she worked. The hearing heard that Deborah Elaine…
A Wrexham residential child care worker has been given a two-year suspension order for failing to hand over cash donations for the Nightingale House Hospice charity within a reasonable timescale. Samantha Clarke received the suspension order after a three-day Care Council Fitness to Practise hearing at Beaufort Park Hotel in…
A top mental health GP and a senior clinical commissioning manager who defrauded £153,600 of NHS cash set aside to treat winter patients have avoided being immediately jailed. Dr Ian Walton and Lisa Hill admitted raising a false invoice for GP training from a charity, on whose board they both…
An NHS manager has been jailed for four years after "swindling" a health trust out of £250,000. Alan Hodge, 53, from Surrey, was "at the very heart" of the fraud which saw him give contracts to his friends, Croydon Crown Court heard. He was renal technical department manager at Epsom…
A nurse has avoided being struck off for concealing the fact that medic Pauline Cafferkey had a raised temperature before she tested positive for Ebola. The high temperature, noted on December 28 2014, should have triggered concerns that Ms Cafferkey was infected with the deadly virus. But Donna Wood suggested…
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