Premature twins died after being given 10 times too much morphine, nursing tribunal hears

Premature twins died after being given 10 times too much morphine, nursing tribunal hears Alfie and Harry McQuillan were born at 27 weeks in October 2010Were in a 'good condition' despite being born so early, inquest heardPrescribed morphine to stabilise them but instead given 'excessive dose'Died at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital two days later Nurse in charge, Joanne Thompson, now facing disciplinary hearingAccused of letting less senior member of staff administer wrong dose heard.

Cash-strapped nurses facing a 60 per cent hike in professional fees they must pay in order to work

Cash-strapped nurses facing 60% hike in registration fees they must pay in order to work The nursing regulator wants to increase professional fees from £76 to £120Unions argue the increase is unfair while NHS workers are suffering pay freezesGovernment pledges £20m grant to help but some fee hike still expected | UPDATED: 11:56 GMT, 15 October 2012 The Nursing and Midwifery Council, which regulates the UK's 670,000 nurses and midwives, has proposed increasing the annual registration fee from £76 to £120 Nurses are facing a 60 per cent hike in the professional fees they must pay in order to work.

Nurse failed to spot that a pensioner had suffered a stroke for EIGHT HOURS

Nurse who failed to spot a pensioner had suffered a stroke for EIGHT HOURS is not struck off Nurse was supposed to check on patient regularly but checked her only at 9pm and 5.25am the next day He made no record of patient's careAdmitted wiping another patient down with bed sheet soaked in her own urineCouncil said ban would not be 'proportionate' Nurse now works in a care home | UPDATED: 14:21 GMT, 27 July 2012 Nsengiyaremye now works in a care home and must undertake regular supervision sessions A nurse who failed to notice an elderly woman had suffered a stroke for more than eight hours has avoided being struck off.

Britain"s worst midwife: She drops a baby on its head and nearly electrocutes mother in birthing pool by plugging monitor into the mains

Britain's worst midwife: She drops a baby on its head and nearly electrocutes mother in birthing pool by plugging monitor into the mains | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 12 April 2012 Incompetent: Midwife Diana Warwick, 56, faces being struck off after she was found guilty of 30 blunders A midwife dropped a baby on its head and nearly electrocuted a woman who was giving birth, in a series of terrifying blunders.

90% of hospitals fail to check on nurses" English

90% of hospitals fail to check on nurses' English before letting them work on wardsLanguage problems only come to light when patients' requests are not understood Fewer than one in ten hospitals check whether nurses from Europe can adequately speak English before letting them work on wards, it has emerged. Language problems often only come to light when patients find that their requests for more pain relief or different food are not understood, according to an NHS watchdog. Many hospital chiefs are totally unaware that due to strict anti-discrimination rules imposed by Brussels, it is illegal for the Nursing and Midwifery Council regulator to check the English language skills of nurses trained in EU countries.

Doctors from the EU to face language tests following landmark ruling

Doctors from the EU to face language tests following landmark ruling Poor English: Daniel Ubani, who gave a lethal dose of morphine on his first shift Britain has won the right to test foreign doctors and nurses on their ability to speak English following a landmark ruling from Brussels.