Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey cleared of misconduct

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey cleared of misconduct

The Scottish nurse had been accused of concealing a temperature upon her return from Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey will be allowed to continue to practise after being cleared of misconduct over her return to the UK with the virus.

An independent panel at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in Edinburgh found three charges against Ms Cafferkey were not proven and therefore her fitness to practise was "not impaired".

The Scottish medical worker contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone in 2014. The NMC had alleged Cafferkey allowed an incorrect temperature to be recorded during the screening process at Heathrow Airport and that she left a screening area without reporting her true temperature.

The panel cleared her of this, saying Cafferkey had not set out to mislead Public Health England.