- Nursing and Midwifery Council and NHS Grampian
- United Kingdom
North-east nurse, Nicola Cheyne, has launched a legal battle after she was sacked for picking up an apparently abandoned child off the street.
She has also been suspended from the entire nursing profession after she found the youngster running about on a busy road while she was on duty.
She decided to take the little boy – who had been jumping in and out of a parked car – to her next appointment and left a note on the windscreen to let his parents know he was safe.
Miss Cheyne, a mother-of-three from Aberdeen, who had been working at the city’s Garthdee Medical Practice, was later sacked from her post and an investigation by nursing watchdogs was launched.
But she said she had only done what any other caring person would have in her position.
Following a flood of support from the public – including from a local doctor and politicians – Miss Cheyne has vowed she will not give up “without a fight” in her bid to win back her registration.
“They said it was gross misconduct. They said I hadn’t taken the child into account,” she said. “But as far as I was concerned I did the right thing for the little one.”
Dozens of messages of support have been voiced for the nurse, slating the “heavy-handed” punishment handed out.
To support Nicola as she fights to win back her registration, please take the time to sign this petition.
We, the undersigned, call on the Nursing and Midwifery Council to hand Nicola Cheyne back her registration.
We ask NHS Grampian to justify her punishment.
The Give sacked nurse her registration back petition to Nursing and Midwifery Council and NHS Grampian was written by Nicola Cheyne and is in the category Employment at GoPetition.