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Former Mid Staffordshire Director of Nursing Struck off

28 January 2014

The former Director of Nursing at the Mid Staffordshire District General Hospitals NHS Trust, Janice Harry, has been struck off the nursing register after reaching a legal agreement. 

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, said: 

“We are pleased to confirm a legal agreement has been reached between the NMC, Professional Standards Authority (PSA) and Janice Harry, which will lead to her being struck off the nursing register.” 

“We had previously raised concerns about the sanction imposed by an independent panel in November 2013, and took immediate steps to refer it to the PSA for review.

“The case raised important issues about the responsibility of nurses who hold senior management positions and their duty to ensure the protection of the public.”

 

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Notes for editors

1.   We are the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands. We exist to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public. We set standards of education, training, conduct and performance for nurses and midwives, and hold the register of those who have qualified and meet those standards. We provide guidance to help nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date and uphold our professional standards. We have clear and transparent processes to investigate and deal with nurses and midwives who fall short of our standards.

2.   The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care oversees statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK. They assess performance, conduct audits, scrutinise their decisions and report to Parliament. They also set standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations and accredit those that meet them. They were previously known as the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE).

3.   For media enquiries, please contact Madeleine Childs madeleine.childs@nmc-uk.org or on 020 7681 5936.