A former Dundee mental health nurse has been allowed to continue in healthcare after accusations he kneeled on a patient’s neck were found to be unproven.
Industry regulator the Nursing and Midwifery Council said the charge against Alan Manley had not been proved.
However, he previously admitted swearing at the patient, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and inappropriately standing on his leg as he left the room.
A hearing on Tuesday determined Mr Manley was fit to continue practising as a nurse.
The incidents took place in the Carseview Centre’s intensive psychiatric care unit on a night shift in May 2016.
The hearing, held in Edinburgh, concluded yesterday. The panel was told that the 16-year-old in-patient had attempted suicide and was later restrained by staff when he was agitated.
Mr Manley is no longer employed by NHS Tayside.