A NURSE will be struck off this week almost seven years after she was first reported for giving the wrong doses of medicine.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in Edinburgh will remove Joanne McPhee from January 9 after a hearing in December.

Mrs McPhee had been employed at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital from April 1, 2008 to June 1, 2013.

While a nurse there, in 2012 she administered 50gm of the drug Frusemide to a patient instead of 10mg. A few months later, she made an insulin infusion from a pen refill rather than a vial, then left part of a patient’s anaesthetic injection in situ. In April 2013, she didn’t update three patients’ drug records.

The striking off is the third review after Mrs McPhee had conditions imposed on whether she could practice because she was impaired.

A second review noted she was “going through some personal life difficulties” and had been “unable to work” since the main NMC order.

“The panel noted that Mrs McPhee accepted that her fitness to practice remains impaired,” said a report summarising the hearing in 2017.

Restrictions included being supervised for any drug administration, extra training and notifying the NMC within seven days of any nursing appointment.

At the hearing in December, the NMC again concluded Mrs McPhee’s fitness to practice remained impaired. There had been no engagement from Mrs McPhee in two years or even information on whether she wishes to continue to practice.

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They wrote: “The last panel determined that Mrs McPhee was liable to repeat matters of the kind found proved. This panel has received no information to determine that this has been remediated and that there is no longer a risk of repetition of her failings.

“The panel therefore decided that a finding of continuing impairment is necessary on the grounds of public protection.”

Anne Marie Cavanagh, executive nurse director at NHS Golden Jubilee, said: “As a national resource for the NHS in Scotland, we are committed to providing the highest possible standard of safe, effective and person centred care for patients all across Scotland.

“At NHS Golden Jubilee, to ensure every patient receives the appropriate level of care and support at every stage of their journey, we have a series of strict quality of care and safety checks in place throughout the organisation.”

“We can confirm that as a direct result of these processes, we referred a member of staff to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in 2013. The individual has not been employed by NHS Golden Jubilee since 2013.”