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Nurse Victorino Chua charged with murder

29 March 2014

The NMC comments on the charging of nurse Victorino Chua on suspicion of murder:

Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that Victorino Chua, a registered adult nurse, has been charged with murder and of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and offences of poisoning under Section 24 of the Offences Against the Person Act, following a number of deaths and poisonings at Stepping Hill Hospital in 2011.

Jackie Smith, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, said:

“Following the decision to charge Mr Chua, we can now consider imposing an interim order against his registration at a public hearing.

“We will continue to work closely with the Greater Manchester Police in order to protect the public”.

The NMC is unable to provide further comment about the case at this time.

 

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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.

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