A NURSE from Conwy has been suspended following a disciplinary panel hearing.

Emma Jane McKenzie, a restorative nurse assistant, was handed an interim suspension order for a period of 18 months.

Her case was heard by the Nursing and Midwifery Council investigating committee at a hearing on May 20.

A panel will review the suspension order within the next six months and every six months thereafter, barring a material change of circumstances.

The report into the hearing stated: “The reviewing panel will be invited by the NMC to confirm the interim suspension order at this meeting and Mrs McKenzie will be notified of the panel’s decision in writing following that meeting.

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“Where there has been a material change of circumstances that might mean that the order should be revoked or replaced, or there has been a request for an early review, a panel will review the interim order at a hearing which Mrs McKenzie will be invited to attend in person, send a representative on her behalf or submit written representations for the panel to consider.

“At any such review hearing the reviewing panel may revoke the interim order, it may confirm the interim suspension order, or it may replace it with an interim conditions of practice order.

“The NMC Case Examiners are yet to decide whether there is a case to answer in relation to the allegations made against Mrs McKenzie.

“The NMC will write to Mrs McKenzie when the case is ready for the next stage of the fitness to practise process.”