Whistleblower nurse Margaret Haywood backed by 34,000 signatures

More than 34,000 people have signed a petition backing nurse Margaret Haywood who was removed from the NMC register after exposing poor patient care at a hospital for the BBC's Panorama programme.

RCN chief executive and general secretary Dr Peter Carter said: ‘The decision to remove Margaret from the professional register was unduly harsh and we are considering making an appeal.

‘This petition is proof that there are many members of the public and the nursing profession who feel the same. The RCN has provided legal representation to Margaret from the outset and are continuing to advise her in this difficult time.’

The RCN is working with Ms Haywood to examine the options for an appeal which must be lodged within 28 days.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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