Liverpool Echo report “A junior nurse allegedly forged a senior colleague’s signature on a patient’s medical records after hooking up an intravenous drip without being trained to do so. Joanne Horan, a surgery ward nurse at Whiston Hospital, then sent a text message pleading with her colleague to lie to cover up the forgery, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) claims.
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Horan will face an NMC misconduct panel in London this week. She has yet to enter pleas to any of the charges against her. It is alleged she “inappropriately administered” a paracetamol drip to a patient on February 21 last year when she had “not been deemed competent to do so” and “without a second nurse present”.Full Story
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