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Drink Driving Conviction

Discussion in 'Thinking Of Applying' started by vic1982, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. vic1982

    vic1982 New Member

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    Hi All,

    I have a quick question. I basically got caught drink driving around 5 years ago I utterly ashamed and regret it everyday since. I also have had a caution for assault at the end of last year it was domestic violence thing and I was defending myself but I ended up worst off than he did.

    Anyway I wanted to know if any of you know of anyone who has ever been sucessful in gaining a place at uni based on the above. I think I know the answer and that I'm going to have to give up on my dream but just wondered. I know how bad it looks and I dont want to start doing an access course etc only to find out no uni would have me.

    Any responce will be appreciated.
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    chinamonkey Well-Known Member

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    in all honesty i dont know...you would be best off ringing the unis your are looking to apply for and speak to them about it..
  3. pixietrix

    pixietrix Active Member

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    i have a caution for theft and i passed my crb check to be a breast feeding support councellor and volunteer at sure start, i am starting the process of volunteering at the hospital and i assume because i can do the volunteering i can be a midwife as its the same check....maybe try speaking to your local health authority and the unis your thinking about and see what they say?
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    tacuma Active Member

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    I think it would be a problem for your registration rather than just the CRB check. Assault charges are never spent when applying to work in healthcare although I'm not sure regarding cautions for assault, due to working with vulnerable adults and children, and I'm not sure but think that drink driving may also be the same as it is a criminal conviction rather than just a minor driving offence. Someone who is already registered would more than likely lose their registration for a conviction for assault but again I'm not sure about a caution. I don't mean to be all doom and gloom but I would check with the NMC who have a helpline and could advise you.
    Good Luck x
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    tacuma Active Member

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    Iris RM Staff Member

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    Cases like this are reviewed individually and a decision made by a panel after interview. Phone the unis you want to apply to for advice, though I warn you you will have to go through the whole application cycle and will only get interviewed by the crb panel after being offered a place so it will be a long process. I'm not trying to put you off, just letting you know. My friend on access went through it when she applied for nursing, there were times when she felt it wasn't worth the stress but now she is a qualified nurse so it totally was.
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    Ashlee Well-Known Member

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    Great links Tacuma x
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    misspiggy81 Active Member

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    I know of someone who got a place on midiwfery following her delaration of an assualt charge- similar circumstance.
    however, it was a much more difficult process and she applied a long time after it happened and was able to use that in her favour- ie, she was a reformed character etc. I would speak to the individual uni's as others have said xx

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