Health visitor accused of misconduct

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust , Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust , Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit
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A health visitor has been called to go before a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing accused of 18 counts of misconduct.

Lee Andrew Hart, who was employed by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, is said to have failed in his job on the Early Start Health Visiting Team on occasions in summer 2012 and also in October and December 2013.

Accusations include failing to visit mothers, falsely documenting visits, failing to record social care concerns in a mother’s child record, failing to file a safeguarding summary document, failing to adequately complete a Chronology of Significant Events file, failing to record the outcome of a child protection conference, failing to complete an infant feeding checklist and leaving client records visible in his car.

The Trust declined to comment on whether it still employs Mr Hart.

A spokesman said: “This case is currently the subject of a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) hearing and it wouldn’t be appropriate for the Trust to comment whilst this is ongoing.”

The hearing takes place in London between April 21 and 24. If misconduct is proved, a range of options are available, including striking him off as a nurse.