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Amanda Jones, who was a nurse at The Royal British Legion’s Galanos House in Southam, Warwickshire, has been suspended by the Nursing and Midwife Council (NMC) for lying about giving medication to residents.

Ms Jones was given a 12 month suspension after the hearing at the NMC, the Leamington Observer reported.

A spokeswoman for the NMC said: “Ms Jones failed to acknowledge the seriousness of her medication errors and her dishonest behaviour. Instead, she had focused on the negative impact it has had on her.

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“The misconduct in this case, whilst serious, was limited to one day in an otherwise long nursing career.

“The panel decided that a suspension order is the most appropriate sanction in this case, so as to mark the seriousness of her misconduct and to satisfy the public interest.”

The panel heard that Ms Jones had given a resident his morning and evening medication in one dose because he was having a “good day”.

She was also found to have signed drug charts before medication had been given or offered.

A spokeswoman for the Royal British Legion, which runs the Galanos House care home, said: “We cannot comment on any details regarding a Legion employee, current or former. We have robust medication administration and auditing policies and procedures in place in our care homes which comply with Care Quality Commission and Nursing and Midwifery Council guidelines to ensure the safeguarding of all of our residents.”

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