2019 – 53 – nmc
Last one (for now).
Much to my consternation, the phone call was to nurse X. Unexpectantly, she turned up a few minutes later at my place of work – stress levels…boom!
I was taken to an empty classroom – both officer and nurse X were in attendance. Once again, her demeanour was hostile with a ‘look of thunder.’ She then went to some length to convince me of how professional she was and that she had no personal agenda; however, she soon contradicted herself by reiterating her opinion that I had been trying to manipulate her to get a sick note. No personal agenda?
They both denied that the overheard conversation had been about me but gave no further detail. Even if I believed them – which I didn’t – it was still a breach of medical confidence. Without evidence (of course), she went on to accuse the prisoner – who overheard the conversation – of trying to cause ‘her’ problems. It’s an interesting defence for someone who makes up false allegations of ‘threats.’ I dread to think what false and malicious IR she submitted about that prisoner – someone whose only concern was for my welfare. Can you see the irony in all of this.
Despite still (supposedly) believing that there was nothing wrong with me and I was trying to manipulate her for a sick note, she scuttled off and returned a few minutes later having booked me an appointment for the following week with the GP. It was that easy, in the end. So, why did she book this appointment? Draw your own conclusions.
Only in the last couple of weeks have I been well enough and able to draft my ‘fitness to practice concern.’ Care UK are investigating. There is much more of this to come.
Be happy, be safe and be kind.
Graham Coutts, 28th September 2019