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Support for NHS staff who report concerns about malpractice or patient safety is to be expanded. The NHS Scotland Confidential Alert Line will become the Whistleblowing Alert and Advice Services for NHS Scotland (AALS) from the start of next month. The service, to be run by charity Public Concern at…
A care home worker who sprayed an aerosol can in the face of a 77-year-old woman with dementia has been convicted of an ill-treatment offence. Susan Draper, 43, is the second care worker convicted of ill-treating Betty Boylan after her family rigged up a covert camera in her room. Birmingham…
A prison nurse has been jailed after smuggling a mobile phone into jail and forming an "inappropriate relationship" with an inmate, police have said. Elizabeth Hutton, 50, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court to 20 months in prison after pleading guilty to misconduct in a public office and taking the…
An adult care home manager from Pontypool 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 Christopher Price bullied and harassed staff at the adult care home and failed to meet the…
A "merciless" carer who stole nearly £300,000 from a vulnerable 102-year-old woman has been jailed for nine years. Julie Sayles, 59, of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, took advantage of "frugal" Edith Negus after discovering the centenarian had saved a "considerable fortune" during her lifetime. Sayles, who worked for a charity providing…
A carer took advantage of a vulnerable 102-year-old woman by stealing more than £250,000 from her savings and writing herself into her will, a court has heard. Julie Sayles, 59, of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, bought two houses with the money she transferred from a joint bank account she set up…
A social worker who sold the address of an adopted child to her birth mother to pay for a holiday to the Dominican Republic has walked free from court. Androulla Farr, 50, contacted the "vulnerable" mother and offered to hand over details of her young daughter's adopted family in exchange…
A nurse has been suspended after stealing £40 from a vulnerable care home resident. Victoria Blair was given the cash by the daughter of the resident - who "lacked mental capacity" - while working at Hogganfield Loch Care Home in Glasgow. The money was supposed to pay for costs of…
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