Raging nurse at Dartford clinic threatens to 'crush' colleague in uniform row (From This Is Local London)
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Raging nurse at Dartford clinic threatens to 'crush' colleague in uniform row
A RAGING nurse at a Dartford clinic threatened to crush a female colleague in a row about nurses wearing uniforms.
Emmanuel Nwole also told his new boss “I am not scared of you” and left another colleague in tears after shouting in her face at the Danson Clinic – part of the Bracton Centre – off Leyton Cross Road.
The three-day hearing at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) heard how a conversation in June 2011 over nurses’ uniforms descended into Nwole poking and shouting at his colleague.
NMC panel chairman David Flinter said: “At approximately 7.30pm you were in the nurses' station with Colleague A, who initiated a discussion regarding nursing staff wearing uniforms.
“You did not agree with nurses wearing uniforms and said so and it is said that the discussion became heated.
“It is alleged you spoke to Colleague A in an aggressive and threatening manner by shouting in her face and poking her thigh and shoulder with your finger.
“The victim of the abuse and another witness both agreed Nwole had said, 'I will crush you'.
“The panel considered that it is an unusual phrase and both witnesses stated that they heard you say it.”
The panel heard how Nwole’s colleague started to cry after he shouted in her face.
Mr Flinter added: “Although she was not physically hurt, she was worried about what might follow.
“Your manner at the time can accurately be described as threatening.”
In a separate outburst in April 2010, the panel heard how Nwole became “aggressive” towards his manager Alistair Hawkins in a meeting that was supposed to “help him [you] make a new start.”
He stopped Mr Hawkins during the meeting and said “I am not scared of you” before walking towards the door with his fists clenched.
The panel found Nwole guilty of misconduct but decided he could be punished by imposing a two-year caution order.
Mr Flinter said: “You said that you have learned a lot from these proceedings and that you will endeavour to be more aware of your assertiveness, including your voice and body language and how it may affect others in future.
“Imposing a caution order will allow you to return to practice as a nurse.”
Nwole was dismissed from his post at the Danson Clinic on 14 October, 2011, following an internal disciplinary hearing but will now be free to return to work for another employer.
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