Care home nurse suspended for dishonesty and amending care notes


A care home nurse has been suspended for dishonesty in her accounts and record keeping for a resident at a Lanarkshire care home.

Courtney Timlin was handed a three-month suspension order and a 18-month interim suspension order by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) following the incident at HC-One’s Kirknowe Care Home on 12 March 2019.

A virtual hearing found that Ms Timin had falsely told the reisdent’s family that he had been helped out of bed and that she had misled her colleagues and the resident’s family through inaccurate care entries.

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The NMC panel said Ms Timlin’s actions fell “significantly short of the standards expected of a registered nurse” and amounted to a breach of the standards expected of nurses and midwives.

A spokesperson for the home said: “We take our responsibility to provide high quality, kind care to all our residents seriously, and we always support taking action to protect older people in care. We therefore welcome the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s decision.

“When concerns were first raised about this individual, we removed them from the service, worked to understand what had taken place, and then formally failed their employment probation. As such, this individual is no longer employed by our organisation.

“We followed all necessary procedures and worked closely with the residents’ family and the relevant authorities throughout this process. We will always take action against any colleague that falls short of the values and standards we expect and residents deserve.”

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