Nurse at Gorleston’s James Paget University Hospital who was risk to patients is struck off

James Paget University Hospital. Picture: James Bass

James Paget University Hospital. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2011

A former nurse at the James Paget University Hospital has been struck off after he posed a risk to patients through his misconduct.

Philip Awogboro was banned by the Nursing and Midwifery Council after it carried out a review into his conduct while as a staff nurse at the Gorleston hospital between September 2012 and February 2013.

Mr Awogboro had already been suspended after he had admitted numerous and wide ranging failings related to various basic nursing practices which put patients at risk.

Among the proved charges were that he left medication by a patient's bedside and did not check they had been taken, did not reposition a patient at high risk of developing bedsores every two hours and did not check patient identification against drug charts before administering medication.

Mr Awogboro was also guilty of not communicating with colleagues in an effective manner, he was unable to plan and organise his workload, did not correctly organise patients discharging, carried a pan of urine in a corridor without wearing gloves or an apron and removed confidential files regarding his progress.

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council heard his errors continued despite being 'provided with considerable ongoing support and training from his employer' and he did not alert staff he was unsure of what he was doing.

In July 2015 he was suspended by the council for 12 months with the order then being extended by a further nine months.

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The council then held a substantive review hearing, which led to him being struck off.

It heard Mr Awogboro had failed to satisfy previous panels that he was addressing ongoing concerns about his insight into the matter and how to remedy it.

He did not attend the latest hearing, which heard he had travelled to Nigeria to visit his wife and children over Easter and had advised the panel he had taken up a three month contract as a personal fitness trainer in Birmingham.

In striking him off the panel's conclusions said: 'His actions had the potential to result in harm to those in his care.

'In the circumstances, the panel is concerned that there remains a real risk of repetition which gives rise to an ongoing real risk of harm to patients.'

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