Nurse suspended for medicine misconduct

A former employee of a Shropshire nursing home has been suspended for failing to administer medication and falsifying records.

Ritu Rastogi was issued with a 12-month suspension order and 18-month interim suspension order by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) for misconduct during her employment with Roden Hall Nursing Home in Telford in October 2015.

Ms Rastogi was fond to have failed to administer morphine sulphate tablets to a resident and then falsely recording that the medicine had been administered.

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In making its ruling, the panel told Ms Rastogi: “By placing patients at risk of harm, and by being dishonest, the panel was of the view that you have breached fundamental tenets of the nursing profession and brought it into disrepute.”

The panel also heard allegations that Ms Rastogi had forced a resident to swallow medication in March 2014, which resulted in an internal investigation and a disciplinary hearing in May of the same year. This charge was found to be not proved by the panel.

Roden Hall declined to comment when contacted by CHP.

The home is registered to provide nursing, personal care and accommodation for up to 45 older people. It was rated Requires Improvement by the CQC following its last inspection in January 2017.

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