A NURSE has been suspended after making dangerous errors including giving one patient an insulin overdose.

Friday Aizebamwan was employed as an agency nurse as part of the Basildon Wickford Integrated Community Team.

The team provides care for patients who are mainly housebound or require palliative care in the community.

At a hearing of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, he admitted three charges of misconduct after a number of incidents took place in June 2017.

The hearing heard Mr Aizebamwan, who has been a registered nurse since 2005, had accidentally given one patient a second dose of insulin when he was only prescribed one dose.

In a separate incident, Mr Aizebamwan gave a patient an overdose of cyclizine – a medication used to treat nausea and dizziness.

He also failed to record this appropriately on the patient’s medication chart.

The report, published earlier this month, stated: “The panel considered these charges to be serious as they amount to overdosing patients in your care and expose those patients to serious risk of harm.

“The panel considered your lack of attention and due regard for the patient’s records to be a failure amounting to misconduct.”

The hearing also heard the panel found Mr Aizebamwan failed to check a patient’s records, accurately complete the records and did not act in the best interest of the patient.

The report added: “You recorded the medication that you incorrectly administered on a medication authorisation form that you knew was not appropriate.

“Accordingly, the panel found that your actions did fall seriously short of conduct and standards expected of a nurse and amounted to misconduct.”

The panel found that the charges of misconduct meant Mr Aizebamwan’s fitness to practise was impaired.

It stated: “The overarching objectives of the NMC are to protect, promote and maintain the health safety and well-being of the public and patients, and to uphold and protect the wider public interest.

“The panel was satisfied that confidence in the profession and the NMC would be undermined if there was no finding of impairment.”

The results of the hearing were published last month by the panel.