Bulgarian Midwife Faces 17 Allegations in UK
Bulgarian midwife Margarita Avramova faces 17 allegations related to mistakes made during a supervisory protectorship program in the UK, it has been made clear during a hearing.
Margarita Avramova was one of four Bulgarian midwives recruited to fill positions at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, in June 2009, the Daily Mail informs.
Within months, she was placed on a supervision program because of concerns about her skills.
Greg Unwin for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has said that "concerns were raised in relation to gaps in the registrant's knowledge, difficulties in relation to her communication skills, failing to react appropriately and her record keeping skills."
The Bulgarian midwife allegedly intended to administer an injection to a baby with a syringe containing an air bubble while under the supervision of a mentor on November 27, 2009.
She is also charged with failing to properly check a mother's blood pressure, failing to take the proper steps to treat a new born with a slow heart rate, and pulling a baby's head when not instructed to do so.
Avramova was eventually sacked in June 2010 after she failed to show the necessary improvement.
"The NMC's case is that the errors go beyond simple incompetence and are appropriately charged as misconduct," Greg Uniwn has stated, as cited by the Daily Mail.
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Sounds like a strange way to run a business.
She is now being accused of misconduct two and a half years after she was sacked?
Of course, if she is inept she shouldn't be doing the job but
a) if she is so inept why has she been practicing ever since (I assume as she is practicing now at another hospital) and
b) if she was put on a supervisory problem to determine her competence and she was deemed incompetent shouldn't this be recorded somewhere by the MWC/NHS and she be required to take further education before resuming practice?
If anyone is to blame here surely it is the MWC/NHS.