Former Care UK nurse struck off

A former Care UK nurse who had been sacked after she force feed medication to a patient has been struck off.

Susan Capewell was working at The Willows Nursing Home in Middlesborough when the incident took place, the Teesside Gazette reported.

A spokesman for Care UK said: “We pride ourselves on running homes with the highest possible standards of care and compassion. We will not tolerate poor care or dishonesty and we expect everyone who works for us to treat residents with kindness and respect.  When this matter came to light, we investigated the matter fully, dismissed the nurse concerned and reported her to the NMC.”

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A health care assistant witnessed Ms Capewell using her hands and arm to force open an elderly woman’s mouth to take her medication while employed by Care UK.

The former nurse was also found to have lied about gaining a prescribing qualification when gained a job with the Woodbridge Medical Centre in Southall.

After being sacked by Care UK, Ms Capewell ignored an 18-month suspension and continued to work at a local GP’s surgery.

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