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Nurse given conditions of practice order for misconduct

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A former Barchester nurse has been handed a three-month conditions of practice order for misconduct.

Julie Elizabeth Burton was given the practice order following a Nursing and Midwifery Fitness to Practise Committee hearing.

The hearing found proved a series charges against Ms Burton following a complaint from a family of a step-down patient regarding their care during a shift on 26 May 2018 at Mount House and Severn View Residential and Nursing Home in Shropshire.

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With Ms Burton having admitted failing to carry out frequent observations of the patient, the panel also found: she had attempted to take a blood pressure reading from the side on which they had a fractured shoulder/arm; did not escalate for assistance from paramedics following observations relating to temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and respiration; and did not escalate assistance from the hospital following low fluid intake.

Barchester undertook an investigation of the incidents following the family’s complaint and dismissed Ms Burton on 15 June 2018.

A Barchester spokesperson said: “At Mount House care home the safety and wellbeing of our residents is of the utmost importance. The case in 2018 was an isolated incident involving a former member of staff and we took all immediate and appropriate action, including working closely with the NMC to help with their investigation. We fully respect the decisions made so far by the NMC.”

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