Mental health nurse Brian Hawcroft suspended: Relationship with vulnerable patientIvy Madziva
Mental health nurse Brian Hawcroft suspended for getting into relationship with vulnerable patient.
Brian Hawcroft has been suspended from duty for 18 months.
Brian Hawcroft has been suspended from Humber NHS Foundation Trust
A mental health nurse has been suspended from duty for 18 months after forming a relationship with a vulnerable patient.
Brian Hawcroft was working as a therapist for the NHS Humber Foundation Trust in Hull, providing cognitive behavioural therapy to a vulnerable woman when she confessed she had feelings for him.
Instead of “maintaining professional boundaries”, Hawcroft gave the woman his mobile number and struck up the relationship with her whilst she was undergoing treatment with him.
The woman suffered from anxiety disorder and had a complex mental health history, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.