Entry level midwives will now be more strictly monitored according to Whipps Cross Hospital

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Whipps Cross University Hospital Whipps Cross University Hospital

Whipps Cross Hospital has apologised for the actions of a midwife who failed women during labour.

Last week Aaron Prince Narh was found guilty of 'wide ranging misconduct' including overdosing a patient by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The midwife, who worked in North Ward for six months in 2011 and 2012, was however found not guilty of causing a serious injury to a woman and behaving aggressively towards other staff.

A spokeswoman from the hospital said that entry-level staff now receive much stricter monitoring as a result.

She said: “We are very sorry for the failings in the care that was provided by this newly qualified member of staff to some women at Whipps Cross Hospital and we have apologised to the women and their families who were seriously let down.

“As soon as we became aware of concerns around the individual’s performance we immediately dismissed him from the trust and referred him to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

“Since then, we have reviewed our processes to support newly qualified maternity staff and implemented a number of changes to ensure that these failings in care cannot happen again, including recruiting additional senior midwives specifically to support newly qualified staff and improving team training.”

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7:02pm Sun 8 Jun 14

myopinioncounts says...

"Newly Qualified" ! Where did Narh qualify? Who gave a reference to Whipps Cross prior to his employment? It is hard to imagine that he could have successfully completed his training without someone raising concerns about his levels of competency.
"Newly Qualified" ! Where did Narh qualify? Who gave a reference to Whipps Cross prior to his employment? It is hard to imagine that he could have successfully completed his training without someone raising concerns about his levels of competency. myopinioncounts
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11:13am Mon 9 Jun 14

G_Whiz says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
"Newly Qualified" ! Where did Narh qualify? Who gave a reference to Whipps Cross prior to his employment? It is hard to imagine that he could have successfully completed his training without someone raising concerns about his levels of competency.
Depends on where he qualified, not all countries are quite as thorough in their training or selective who they give a certificate to!

We see these stories so often in the papers - it does make you wonder who decides to employ some of these terrible staff, who swerves the proper checks and why they swerve the proper checks.

I expect this man will manage to get back in the NHS somewhere and hurt someone else again - par for the course. Stuff the patients eh.
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: "Newly Qualified" ! Where did Narh qualify? Who gave a reference to Whipps Cross prior to his employment? It is hard to imagine that he could have successfully completed his training without someone raising concerns about his levels of competency.[/p][/quote]Depends on where he qualified, not all countries are quite as thorough in their training or selective who they give a certificate to! We see these stories so often in the papers - it does make you wonder who decides to employ some of these terrible staff, who swerves the proper checks and why they swerve the proper checks. I expect this man will manage to get back in the NHS somewhere and hurt someone else again - par for the course. Stuff the patients eh. G_Whiz
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