QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
London WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
|NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL||Respondent|
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Mrs Hannah Capgras (instructed by NMC, In-house Solicitors) appeared on behalf of the Respondent
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"The Panel considered that by the standards of an ordinary honest member of the public the Registrant's actions were dishonest.
The Panel believe that the Registrant was aware that what he was doing would be considered to be dishonest by the standards of ordinary honest persons. This is evidenced by Mr Moran's statement in which he states that the Registrant was reluctant to provide him with details of his other employment with the Trust. The Panel concluded that this was because the Registrant anticipated that his conduct may be discovered and this may lead to repercussions."
"... had not acknowledged the seriousness of the charges and sought to justify his actions. There was no evidence that the Registrant had taken any steps to address his behaviour or to make amends for his actions such as repaying the amounts paid to him by the Trust during the periods of sickness absence when working for Blair House. The Panel therefore had grave concerns that there may be a repetition of this conduct and so came to the conclusion that the Registrant's fitness to practise is currently impaired."
"It would appear that Mr Parkinson was dispensing and laying out residents' medication well in advance of it actually being administered to the patient, and received a verbal warning for that. There is also reference to the fact that Mr Parkinson was invited to a meeting and formally spoken to about the amount of time he was taking off work at Blair House Nursing Home at very short notice."
"The Panel considered that the Registrant's actions which had been over an extended period of time were fundamentally incompatible with remaining on the Register. The Registrant's dishonesty had brought the professions into disrepute and had undermined public confidence in the NMC and his fellow Registrants. The Panel therefore came to the conclusion that the only sanction that would maintain public confidence and the public interest was a striking off order."
Accordingly, it ordered erasure.