News Professional Discipline 20th Feb 2017

Nikita McNeill successfully represents nurse accused of causing or contributing to death of elderly patient

Nikita McNeill represented one of eight nurses who appeared before the NMC accused of medicines administrations errors at Maidstone General Hospital, which the NMC had caused or contributed to the death of an elderly patient. The case against Nikita’s client was dismissed at the close of the NMC’s case when the panel concluded that there were no errors made by her, or half of the registrants before them. The panel also concluded that the cause of death from the inquest was incorrect, and that the Coroner had erred in finding that the actions of any of the nurses caused or contributed to the patient’s death. At the close of the case the panel recorded their criticism of the way in which the internal investigation had been conducted and of the inquest findings.

Nikita was instructed by Helen Churchill at the RCN.

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