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The panel determined it possible to formulate relevant and workable conditions, which would address the failings highlighted in this case.
The panel noted a reference from Nurse A’s previous manager, which attested to Nurse A’s positive nursing care towards patients with diabetes, and willingness to ask for help if they had concerns. The panel noted that Nurse A had an otherwise long and unblemished career.
The panel determined that that the appropriate and proportionate sanction was a conditions of practice order.
The panel concluded that a conditions of practice order would maintain public confidence in the profession and send a clear message about the standards of practice required of a registered nurse.
The panel was satisfied that an interim conditions of practice order was necessary for the protection of the public and was in the public interest.