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Nurse struck off after hearing


6 December, 2007  

A 51-year-old hospital nurse from Bradford has been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery register following concerns over her ability.

Eva Serenio, who worked at Bradford Royal Infirmary as an adult nurse, had previously been issued with a Conditions of Practice Order for a period of 12 months last year.

The independent panel of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Conduct and Competence Committee met to review the order, and assessed whether she had sufficiently improved her skills in order to be restored to full practice.

But it was presented with evidence that showed she had not complied with the order, and in an effort to protect the public, the panel decided she should be permanently removed from the NMC register.

Commenting after the hearing, NMC spokeswoman Leila Harris said: “The panel reached this decision having heard the evidence that proved she had not met the Conditions of Practice Order.

“She had been given the opportunity to improve her skills with the aim of being restored to full practice, but she failed to meet any of the conditions she’d been given.

“The independent panel felt that in order to protect the public and maintain public confidence in the profession, it was necessary to strike her off the register.”

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