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Psychological well being nurse who made his sufferers wash his automobile as a part of their ‘remedy’ is struck off

  • Ian Brown labored at a care house for male offenders with psychological diseases
  • He claimed the exercise was ‘extra constructive’ than ‘sitting exterior smoking’

A psychological well being nurse who made 4 susceptible sufferers wash his automobile as a part of their ‘remedy’ has been struck off. 

Ian Brown, who labored at a care house for male offenders with psychological diseases in Ipswich, claimed the exercise was ‘extra constructive’ than ‘sitting exterior smoking’. 

A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) misconduct listening to heard his conduct was ‘deplorable’ and ‘breached the basic tenets’ of the nursing occupation.

Mr Brown certified as a nurse in February 2018 however considerations have been raised about his ‘unprofessional behaviour’ in direction of each colleagues and sufferers at his first job.

This resulted in an investigation and Brown was given a remaining written warning.

He was then redeployed to Foxhall Home, in Ipswich in January 2019 and was required to undertake a growth plan for a interval of six months – which targeted on ‘values and behaviours’.

Nevertheless, in August 2019, he took 4 residents – all of that are sectioned beneath the Psychological Well being Act – to scrub his automobile.

A psychological well being nurse who made 4 susceptible sufferers wash his automobile as a part of their ‘remedy’ has been struck off (inventory picture) 

A colleague: ‘I used to be on the late shift. In handover there was nothing to report that he [Mr Brown] was taking the sufferers out to scrub his automobile, it wasn’t mentioned.

‘[Mr Brown] mentioned it was remedy.’

One other witness mentioned: ‘He got here into the handover room and whereas I used to be handing over mentioned that he had a job for the sufferers that afternoon and can be having them wash his automobile.’

The disclipinary panel heard solely two of the 4 sufferers had permission to go away.

The listening to was additionally instructed that Mr Brown responded to a disciplinary allegation by saying: ‘I consider it is extra constructive to scrub a automobile than sit exterior smoking.’

Mr Brown was additionally discovered to have left a gate open in September 2021, which means a affected person was capable of ‘abscond’ earlier than ‘fortunately’ workers have been capable of get him again.

He resigned in October 2019 and was referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council in November 2020.

He was then redeployed to Foxhall House, in Ipswich (pictured) in January 2019 and was required to undertake a development plan for a period of six months

He was then redeployed to Foxhall Home, in Ipswich (pictured) in January 2019 and was required to undertake a growth plan for a interval of six months

The panel concluded Mr Brown’s conduct amounted to ‘severe misconduct involving quite a few susceptible residents’ and doubtlessly members of the general public which occurred over a time frame.

‘[We] decided that that is conduct that confirmed a flagrant disregard to the Code and can be thought of deplorable by fellow nurses in addition to an bizarre knowledgeable member of the general public,’ they mentioned.

‘The panel finds that susceptible residents, guests, members of the general public and colleagues have been put susceptible to bodily and emotional hurt on account of Mr Brown’s misconduct.

‘Mr Brown’s misconduct had breached the basic tenets of the nursing occupation and subsequently introduced its status into disrepute.’

The panel mentioned he had ‘deep-seated attitudinal points’ and continued: ‘Mr Brown’s actions have been important departures from the requirements anticipated of a registered nurse and are basically incompatible with him remaining on the register.’

They subsequently concluded the ‘acceptable and proportionate’ sanction was that he be struck off from the nurses’ register.

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