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how serious is this?

(13 Posts)
tink123 Thu 24-Sep-09 16:53:00

Hi, basic details: a nurse in nhs takes a week sick but then works a bank shift in middle of sick at same Trust.
Are we talking about:
loss of nurse registration?
criminal charges for fraud?

DuelingFanjo Thu 24-Sep-09 16:55:39

if she/he was signed off sick but then working elsewhere I think it can be pretty serious. Am sure I read about someone doing this and they were possibly dismissed but I don't think charges were brought against them.

MrsMuddle Thu 24-Sep-09 17:15:26

I'd say it may be gross misconduct. Why didn't the nurse go back to work if he or she felt better? And it's a bit stupid to then work a bank shift for the same trust...

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 24-Sep-09 17:24:21

Disciplinary I would say. Possibly for GrossMisconduct.

Why would one do this. If you are signed off you are not meant to work at all (I think it can have insurance impliations for your employer if anything happens)

notgettinganyyounger Thu 24-Sep-09 17:25:48

disciplinary i would have thought, but bloddy stupid of them to even think of doing it.

Gross misconduct would mnean dismisal wouldn't it?

tink123 Thu 24-Sep-09 17:36:12

have left anyway

notgettinganyyounger Thu 24-Sep-09 17:52:40

so, whats the question if they have left? you asked if they would be dismissed.

tink123 Thu 24-Sep-09 17:59:14

can it lead to charges for fraud basically or loss of nurse reg.

DuelingFanjo Thu 24-Sep-09 20:43:33

how would the nurse get a reference if they applied to work elsewhere though?

pippel Thu 24-Sep-09 20:47:33

This happened where I work, it was gross missconduct

tink123 Thu 24-Sep-09 21:51:09

they have other job already and it is not in nursing. Thanks for all your replies. This is for a colleague who is facing this situatiob

stilltryingtosell Sun 27-Sep-09 19:36:02

Hi Tink
In our trust this is classed as fraud and from a few recent cases has been persued via legal route. We have an anti fraud unit in our trust (I think all trusts have to now) and they are very clear this is totally unacceptable, which it is really!!

tink123 Tue 29-Sep-09 22:21:32

outcome was a slap on the wrist

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