Career over for nurse after patient death

A nurse has been suspended for a year for failing to protect a vulnerable patient who ended up killing himself. David Merry failed to escalate concerns about Richard Copithorne while working for the mental health team in Worthing, West Sussex. Merry was in charge of safeguarding the 41-year-old and liaising with police and social services to ensure his safety. Mr Copithorne had been exploited by various criminals and an individual had moved into his flat and stolen his bank card,…

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