A Dundee mental health nurse has been struck off the register – four years after being convicted of assault and drink-driving.
Alexander Ney, who has worked in both Carseview and the Alloway Centre in Linlathen, had previously faced a series of suspension orders, but was struck off with immediate effect.
The 41-year-old was convicted of drink-driving in September 2014, and then of domestic assault the following month.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Fitness to Practise Committee was told that on three occasions in 2014 and 2015 Ney had failed to respond to requests for information about the convictions.
Because of this, an NMC panel decided his fitness to practise was impaired and he was given a six- month suspension order.
A further two panel hearings were held in 2016 and last year, and two more suspension orders issued.
In one hearing, it was reported there was “no evidence Mr Ney had engaged directly with the NMC since the last review and there had been very little engagement throughout the process”.
It added: “He has not provided any evidence as to his insight, remorse and remediation. There was no evidence of any change of circumstances. In light of this, the panel concluded that there remains a real risk of repetition and of significant harm to the public if Mr Ney was permitted to practise as a nurse unrestricted.”
An effort was then made to trace the former nurse by the NMC, but was unsuccessful.
On August 8, the panel noted that Ney “had not provided any information regarding his current health condition, despite the numerous opportunities afforded to him by the previous reviewing panels.
A spokeswoman for NHS Tayside said: “This person no longer works for NHS Tayside.”
Ney could not be contacted for comment.