Sarah Kuteh, who had been dismissed by the NHS for gross misconduct after a number of conversations with patients about her Christian faith, has had her conditions of practice order (imposed earlier this year) revoked with immediate effect by a panel following a hearing at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The panel’s told Jonathan’s client that he and his colleagues were “very impressed” with her “high level of insight”, and accepted Jonathan’s submission that it was in the public interest to return an otherwise experienced and competent nurse into practice. Following the panel’s decision the nurse wrote the following in an email to Jonathan, who had represented her through the Public Access scheme since December 2017: “You treated my case like there was nothing else important you had to deal with at that time. I had an ‘uncapped’ access to you Jonathan. when you said I could call, text, or email you for just about anything and anytime, you meant it and you were true to your word. Most significantly Jonathan your humility is what astounded me. [My friend] still talks about how you thought nothing of sitting on the floor to write your summation, responses and stuff while you offered all of us chairs to sit. You showed love and care in more ways than I could ever put in words.” The case has been reported widely, including in the Times, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Daily Express, and on BBC News.
Jonathan is a specialist practitioner in the field of professional regulation and works regularly with teachers, nurses, doctors, and other professionals facing disciplinary proceedings at all stages from initial referral to appeal. His approach combines persuasive advocacy with highly personalised and compassionate advice and expert support throughout the life of a case. For further information please contact Matt Fleming, Practice Manager.
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