Nurse discovered responsible of possession of medicine with intent to produce struck off

A NURSE who was discovered responsible of possession of crack cocaine and MDMA with intent to produce has been struck off the register.

Dayna Saddington was convicted at Leeds Crown Court docket final yr after being discovered with the stash at a property in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, in 2018.

The previous nurse was additionally convicted in September 2020 after being caught driving beneath the affect of cocaine simply sooner or later after the UK went into lockdown.

Dayna Saddington pleaded with the panel to stay on the register.

Having been stopped by police she was discovered to have extreme quantities of cocaine and Benzoylecgonine in her system and was later banned from driving for 3 years.

Following her convictions relating to her intent to promote, Saddington obtained a suspended two yr sentence from Leeds Crown Court docket.

A probation report revealed that Saddington was a revered nurse however turned hooked on amphetamines throughout an abusive relationship.

Saddington, who was employed by Leeds Neighborhood Well being Care Belief, has now pleaded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to stay on the register.

She has claimed to have utterly turned her life round and expressed curiosity in changing into a psychological well being nurse.

Nevertheless the NMC denied her requests and final week dominated to strike her from the register.

On making their choice, the NMC mentioned: “Nurses occupy a place of privilege and belief in society, and are anticipated always to be skilled.

“Sufferers and their households should be capable of belief nurses with their lives and the lives of their family members. To justify that belief, nurses should act with integrity.

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“They have to make it possible for their conduct always justifies each their sufferers’ and the general public’s belief within the occupation.

“By the use of your convictions, you’ve breached the basic tenets of the nursing occupation, and subsequently introduced its repute into disrepute.

Saddington has been banned for driving for 3 years.

“You’ve thought-about the skilled implications of your convictions on the individuals you cared for and should take care of sooner or later, and have recognised the potential issues about your entry to medicine.

“Nevertheless, the panel has borne in thoughts the overarching goals of the NMC, which embody selling and sustaining public confidence within the nursing and midwifery professions, and upholding the correct skilled requirements for members of these professions

“The panel decided that, on this case, your offences are of a nature so critical {that a} discovering of impairment on public curiosity grounds is required.

“The panel thought-about that, as you’ve but to finish your sentence, public confidence within the occupation could be compromised if the panel didn’t make a discovering of impairment.

“Having regard to the entire above, the panel was happy that your health to practise is at present impaired.”