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Ebola nurse cleared of misconduct

Pauline Cafferkey

Former Bermuda nurse Pauline Cafferkey has been cleared of two charges of misconduct by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Ms Cafferkey, who survived the deadly Ebola virus she contracted while working in Sierra Leone in 2014, was said by the NMC to have allowed an incorrect temperature to be recorded on December 29, 2014, during a Public Health England screening and intended to conceal from PHE staff that she had a temperature higher than 38C.

She was also said to have left a screening without flagging it up to medical staff.

The BBC reported that the NMC investigating her conduct found that while she did allow the wrong temperature to be recorded on her return to Heathrow Airport and left a screening without highlighting it, she had no case to answer over charges of dishonesty saying her judgment had been impaired due to her condition.

Ms Cafferkey, who worked at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital from September 2005 to February 2007, was reported by the BBC as being “relieved” by the decision.