Allegations of sexual misconduct

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To whom it may concern,

I write to request the following under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please state the number of allegations you have received of
a) sexual misconduct
b) sexual harassment
c) sexual assault
d) rape

Allegedly committed by staff regulated by your organisation in each of the last five calendar years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

2. For each of these allegations received, please state:
a) Whether the alleged victim was a member of the public, a patient or a health professional
b) Whether you launched an investigation
c) The outcome of the case

3. Please provide any official definitions used by your organisation classify allegations of a sexual nature (such as the four listed in question 1) and any official guidance/flowcharts for dealing with such cases.

Yours faithfully,

Leila Haddou

Foi & Dpa Request, Nursing and Midwifery Council

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Anthony Membu, Nursing and Midwifery Council

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Dear Leila,


Thank you for your request for information from the Nursing and Midwifery
Council (NMC) dated 27/01/2019, and dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act).


Please find attached our response with the information you have requested.


Kind regards

Anthony Membu


Information & Records Management Officer

Information & Business Innovation (TBI)

Telephone: 02076815929


Nursing and Midwifery Council

23 Portland Place

London W1B 1PZ





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High Court appeal involving a nurse - dismissed.

[2020] EWHC 3356 (Admin)

'5. The appellant is a registered nurse. After a hearing attended by the appellant, on 14 June 2019 the substantive panel found that, on 10 November 2017, while working as a peripatetic Deputy Manager at Erskine Hall Care Home, the appellant had discussed the perineum with a student nurse ("Student Nurse 1"); had then locked himself in a bathroom with Student Nurse 1, unzipped Student Nurse 1's trousers and pulled down his boxer shorts, exposing his genitals, and touched Student Nurse 1 on his inner thighs; the appellant had then instructed Student Nurse 1 not to tell anyone about any of these actions. All but the first of these actions were, and remain, denied by the appellant; all were found proven by the substantive panel, which concluded that the appellant's actions were both inappropriate and sexually motivated and that his instruction to Student Nurse 1 not to tell anyone of these matters constituted a lack of integrity.'