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Chorley nurse accused of misconduct could be struck off
A DEPRESSED nurse pocketed vaccinations from her surgery and then asked a colleague to inject her, a hearing was told.
April Miller took the jabs and administered them to herself after the co-worker refused to help her, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.
She is also accused of bungling a patient’s vaccinations by inoculating them with typhoid instead of hepatitis B – before deleting records of the mix-up.
With the same patient, she is said to have incorrectly recorded the result of a smear test.
Jessica Holmes, for the NMC, said: “She made several errors in her work that could have led to more serious outcomes.
“Though suffering from illness, she put the health of her patients at risk and should have told her employers of her condition.
“She asked her colleague to inject her and on being rejected saw fit to self-vaccinate with stolen prescriptions.”
The charges relate to a period between May 2007 and August 2008 while Miller was working at the Regent House Surgery in Chorley.
In December 2008, Miller provided another patient with a vaccination that was not necessary and then in June 2009 administered a cervarix vaccination instead of the required gardisil jab.
Other allegations include giving an adult vaccination to a child, and missing out basic pieces of information from medical records, including the family histories and ethnicities of patients.
Miller who is attending the hearing, denies all the charges against her. If found guilty of misconduct, she could be thrown out of the profession.
The hearing continues.