Nurse carries on despite sex with ex-patient
A MENTAL health clinic manager who had an affair with a former patient and later married him can keep her job despite her “deplorable” conduct.
Beverley Haworth took the man to a pub and told him she found him attractive, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.
The man, who suffered from depression and severe anxiety, claimed they had sex while he was still Haworth’s patient in September 2005.
But she insisted they only started having sex from October 2006, when he was no longer her patient, and the NMC panel agreed with her version of events.
Haworth was working at the South Manchester Primary Care Trust as a manager of the Primary Care Mental Health Team, Wythenshaw, at the time.
NMC panel chairman William Ard said: “Your relationship with him was such that other practitioners would find your actions deplorable.”
She was cleared of having a sexual relationship with him from September 2005 after the panel ruled there was no case to answer.