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FFS this man could be your nurse next time you're in hospital!!

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LiquidCosh Sun 24-Jan-16 13:27:49

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-35379513

I despair, I really do.

BIWI Sun 24-Jan-16 13:29:24

Well I'm guessing that he's going to find it hard to get work as a nurse, as this will now mean he has a criminal record, surely?

LiquidCosh Sun 24-Jan-16 13:31:53

I would hope so.

notquitehuman Sun 24-Jan-16 13:40:33

I doubt he'll be allowed to work as a nurse after that. Or do any caring role that requires a criminal records check.

Jibberjabberjooo Sun 24-Jan-16 13:42:28

I'm a nurse and I can't imagine he'll get a job. You have to declare any criminal convictions on the application form for a start.

Aspergallus Sun 24-Jan-16 13:45:26

No he won't.

He'll be able to complete his studies (at a push) but would be extremely unlikely to get a job.

But nice DM style scare-mongering!

NorthernLurker Sun 24-Jan-16 13:45:37

He's not going to get a nursing job (or registration) with that record. However it is in everybody's interests that he does get work because his rehabilitation will not be helped by poverty and exclusion from society. I'm not really sure what your concern is OP? Do you think probation and community service is the wrong sentence?

catsonlaps Sun 24-Jan-16 13:47:42

Hmm I know a nurse with a criminal record though not related to violence.

StealthPolarBear Sun 24-Jan-16 13:49:43

Why no custodial sentence for a 'ferocious' attack??

MammaTJ Sun 24-Jan-16 13:49:47

There are some convictions that can be overlooked! Violence is not one of them!

Libitina Sun 24-Jan-16 13:54:56

It's unlikely that his uni would let him complete the course and qualify and even if they did, he would not be allowed to register as a nurse with that conviction.

MrsH1989 Sun 24-Jan-16 13:55:22

I doubt he will be able to complete his studies with a criminal record. You have to complete placements as a nurse and no hospital will allow him to work there will that on his record.

MangoBiscuit Sun 24-Jan-16 13:59:25

IME, this sort of crime would prevent him getting work. He would have to disclose it at the interview, so the position wouldn't be offered. If he didn't disclose, then it would come back on his DBS and the offer of employment would be withdrawn.

MangoBiscuit Sun 24-Jan-16 14:00:52

catsonlaps, some crimes won't necessarily prevent you getting a nursing job (so long as it's disclosed at interview), but a violent crime would.

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Sun 24-Jan-16 14:01:42

I would hope he wouldnt be able to register due to the nature of the crime.

I would like to say im shocked and appalled he only got probation and 70 measly hours community service but im not, DV sees to be an acceptable crime still sad

AyeAmarok Sun 24-Jan-16 14:12:26

He'd never get a nursing job with that record.

This is the end of his nursing career, quite rightly.

He should be in jail though.

MangoBiscuit Sun 24-Jan-16 14:14:02

IIRC, he'll have to inform his Uni, who may well kick him out. If not, he'll have to inform the NMC before he can complete his registration, who may well kick him out / deny registration. So the chances of him even making it through shortlisting for a job (without lying through his teeth) are pretty slim.

MangoBiscuit Sun 24-Jan-16 14:14:49

But yes, he should definitely be in jail for that. Pitiful sentence.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 24-Jan-16 14:17:43

I guess the uni couldn't kick him off the course until he's found guilty. I'm sure they will now.

LiquidCosh Sun 24-Jan-16 14:25:51

Not scare mongering at all, its a BBC link but I am genuinely shocked that he received such a light sentence IMO. Also that his defence barrister seems to think he will just continue on with his masters and career because he's sorry.

It just seems that this level of violence against women is seen as so commonplace in todays society.

ilovesooty Sun 24-Jan-16 14:51:37

He won't be allowed to complete his course let alone work in a role demanding an enhanced DBS with a conviction for violence.

Fairydoor Sun 24-Jan-16 16:34:31

I disagree that he will def not be able to work. I know a nurse cleared to work again after being in court for assault against a minor so sometimes people can carry on working in such jobs (not that I agree with it)

MangoBiscuit Mon 25-Jan-16 07:47:11

You say after being in court for. Were they found guilty?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 25-Jan-16 09:24:06

Fucking Probation and 70 hours community service. It's not even 2 weeks work.
This justice system is ran by clowns. It's a joke.

choccywoccywoowah Mon 25-Jan-16 09:33:02

I have two cautions from age 15 (27) now for assault and am still able to work with vulnerable people. Maybe the time lapsed and my age makes a difference though.

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