Kings View Chambers secure a finding of no case to answer for a nurse accused of dishonesty in relation to post graduate course funding and signing off clinical competencies.

Commenting on the case, leading NMC defence barrister, Catherine Stock said: “This case spells out the pitfalls involved in developing your own career versus what your employer deems to be suitable career development.

“If you are applying for public funding for any course, you must read the rules and regulations and ensure you are compliant.

The NMC in this instance took the view that this was an employment issue rather than a regulatory one, as the nurse was able to demonstrate the avenues she had taken  however, all nurses should be aware that you must adhere to your employer’s expectations if you are applying through them for public funding or if you intend to ask colleagues to assess you as competent.

Nurse LJ commenting on the outcome of her case said: “Fabulous service from Kings View Chambers and Catherine Stock. Absolutely amazing service, such attention to detail and compassion was received.


“I felt supported round the clock, reassured throughout and always put in the picture. Catherine works with passion, diligence and dedication. I felt in good hands. Although I pray I never need to use them again, it has been my honour to come across such a wonderful team of passionate professionals.


“Thank you for being there when people had given up on me.”

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