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Reporting a nurse/midwife to the NMC

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by PleaseHelp, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. PleaseHelp

    PleaseHelp New Member

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    I posted a thread earlier on in the year about loosing my baby which you all helped me with immensely and I am so very helpful for that.

    Since posting that thread I have had a very hard and challenging meeting at the hospital where I miscarried my baby at. I was informed that there was no records of my admission to A&E being related to a miscarriage and simply stated as abdo pain, ontop of this when I passed my baby I called the nurse in who was very rude and short to me but I was in too much pain and sadness to comment on this to her. During my meeting it was then told that the labs had no record of any clots, fetus or placental tissue being recorded and checked and the same with the mortuary-no record of my baby.
    So my question is, do you all think I am wrong for reporting the person involved to the NMC for fraud documentation, incorrect documentation, ignoring all hospital policies, and gross misconduct of general duties as well as being plain disrespectful and treating my baby as another piece of clinical waste and getting 'thrown' out like a piece of rubbish.

    What would you all suggest? I know there is a very strong chance the person in question will loose her job and registration so do you all think I am being too harsh?
  2. PennyC

    PennyC Well-Known Member Plus! Member

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    You are absolutely not being too harsh, what an appaulling experience you have had, I am so sorry for what you've been through. Does your hospital have PALS? I would go through them and maybe request copies of your notes?x
  3. Willy Wonka

    Willy Wonka Well-Known Member

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    So sorry to read this, firstly for your loss which is extremely hard even with good care but to also receive the care you've described must be even harder.

    I think you have every right to make a formal complaint to the NMC and report your grievences and the nurse. It may not change what youve been through but it may change the way others are treated and cared for.

    I hope in time you can find peace with whats happened xxxx
  4. PleaseHelp

    PleaseHelp New Member

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    I guess I know I'm not just some reason need to justify my decision knowing it will be a long hard process bringing it all back up! I'm due to restart uni in the new year and could be moved to the hospital in question so scared how I will cope throughout it all I guess.

    It was pals I went through-the hospital had a memorial service for all babies lost this year and I noticed mine wasn't read out, when I asked as to why thinking I had just missed where to place the name or something never imagined to be told there was no record and 'are you sure you delivered at this hospital' like I would forget that!! Then got in contact with PALS who investigated, got notes etc then had the meeting with me. They also reckoned they couldn't track the person in question and the signurure in my notes wasn't recognised - something else they are investigating further and full results/outcome and copies of notes will be given to me late jan/early feb.
  5. PennyC

    PennyC Well-Known Member Plus! Member

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    In that case I would be seeking advice from a solicitor and contacting the NMC directly. However, I'm not sure how you would go about reporting to the NMC if you do not have the staff members name and the signature isn't recognisable?
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    Loulou91x Well-Known Member

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    Firstly, I would just like to say that i am so sorry for your loss.
    Personally, I think you have every right to make a complaint and report the nurse.
    In regards to university, could you not request a different hospital to be placed at?
    I understand how difficult this must be for you and I hope you get the justice and the end result you want xxxx
  7. PleaseHelp

    PleaseHelp New Member

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    To be honest, I don't think I got told everything, I think they were playing their cards close to their chest.. I am sure it is legal to have the name of the person giving care somewhere? Plus they will be able to check rotas etc.

    Thank you for confirming what I thought was the right thing to do.
  8. Roo

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    I'd suggest PALS as a start and log an official complaint that way- at least then the NMC would have official back-up for your case (as the hospital and line managers etc would have to investigate exactly which hospital policies were broken, not 'all hospital policies' like you say-although I appreciate you wouldn't actually say that in a complaint).
    Most certainly she has broken the code saying to treat patients with dignity- and for that the NMC may hold her accountable - in terms of losing her job...in not sure it would realistically go that far unless she already has a bad reputation, but it would go on her record for sure-either within the trust or on her permanent NMC record.
    Documentation would be another matter-again for the hospital to investigate and the NMC to follow-up if they thought necessary- this is likely to be taken into account by the NMC as something quite serious if she is found to have falsified records- but very difficult to prove I'm sure :-/

    So sorry you've been through such a horrific time, made even worse by an individuals actions :-( hope you can find some strength to get through whatever you need to do now xxx

    Have a look on the NMC hearings pages and find out what types of complaints get heard by the committees- it might help you to make sure you're getting the right angle on how to go about things (((())))
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    That took me ages to reply sorry- now I've just read your replies too. So now that you've already done that, I'd ring the NMC directly and see where to go. There's definitely something going on and I'm so sorry you had to be at the receiving end! Hope you can get to the bottom of it!
    If they not know/can't work out who was working that day then that there needs to be highlighted as patient safety as well!
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    Roo Well-Known Member

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    Every entry in someone's notes should be signed, name printed at least once on every page, dated and timed. And contemporaneous! NMC 2004
    Quite-a-catch and Wozza like this.

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