Ben Morris, the STATT unit manager, was suspended for 12 months today at the beginning of the Nursing and Midwifery Council hearings. He admitted 17 charges and ‘accepted his fitness to practise as a nurse is impaired because of his past, serious misconduct’. I read the consensual panel determination (a 43 page document capturing the charges, admission of guilt and the now typically late to the table remorse) over the weekend.
More pieces added to the map of we’ll never ever know.
Morris offered no explanation as to why he didn’t do the things he should have done (other than ‘working’ beyond his skill set). He didn’t blame anyone.
The shadowy figures of clinical commissioners and Oxfordshire County Council dance around the edges of these documents. Again.
Quality reviews screaming ‘ACT NOW’.
Why the fuck didn’t you do something?
No engagement. No interest. No care.
Hollow, brutal and public erasure of humanity.