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Published: November 16, 2011
London(ZimEye)A UK nurse is to be tried by the local Nursing Council next month after being found guilty of growing cannabis at his home in the South Yorkshire area.
Rodney Gwamba(pictured-below), a Zimbabwean Adult Nurse, risks losing his licence to practice after he received a caution from the police for growing the illegal drug said to have been found at his residence.
NMC proceeding documents state that Gwamba will be under investigation for “cultivating cannabis a Class C controlled drug; contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971″.
Apart from the cannabis charge, Gwamba who is to face the council tribunal on 7th December has several charges against him which include tampering with the electricity meter to his house. The writ claims that he “dishonestly used electricity contrary to section 13 of the Theft Act 1968.”
Failed to administer medication
Gwamba is being charged for allegedly failing to administer medication and falsely recording that he had adminstered it.
On 20th April 2009, failed to administer 200mg Trimethoprim to Resident A at 8pm;
(b) With regard to (a) above, incorrectly signed Resident A’s MAR chart to indicate that the medication had been given;
Inappropriate language at work
Additional charges against Gwamba are using inappropriate language at work. The writ states:
On 12th April 2009, made inappropriate comments to and/or about your colleague Lianne Crookes in the presence of another staff member and patients in that you stated:
(a) “You slag” or words to that effect;
(b) “How slaggish is that?” or words to that effect;
Failing to perform safety checks
Gwamba is also charged for allegedly failing to perform safety checks
6. (a) Failed to check the Emergency Resuscitation Equipment on the following night shifts:
(i) 19th to 20th April 2009;
(ii) 20th to 21st April 2009;
(iii) 21st to 22nd April 2009;
(b) Indicated on the Daily Checks document that you had undertaken the checks referred to above;
(ZimEye, UK, Zimbabwe)