Central Middlesex Hospital nurse struck off for filming patient in the shower
Male medic booted out of profession after being convicted of voyeurism at Harrow Crown Court
A nurse who secretly filmed a patient while she was having a shower at Central Middlesex Hospital has been struck off.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) heard Julian Collins taped a miniature camera to the wall on an en-suite bathroom and then suggesting that the woman take a shower to ‘make her feel better.’
But she noticed the device in the booth and handed it to her brother who found the footage of his naked sister.
Paul Pretty for the NMC said the 30-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital in Park Royal with stomach pains.
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Mr Pretty said: “Patient A went into the shower room and used the lavatory. She then undressed and whilst naked noticed a small device, a black object on the wall.
“After showering the patient again looked at the object and realised that it looked like a camera.”
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Ten minutes after she had finished showering Collins returned and asked the patient if anyone had cleaned the bathroom before leaving.
He had claimed in a police interview that he had put the camera there because he apparently wanted to be sacked.
Collins was convicted of voyeurism in April last year at Harrow Crown Court and sentenced to a community order for two years, tagged electronically for three months and put on the sex offenders register for five years.
Striking off the nurse, panel chair Helen Mbakwe said: “This is a relatively recent conviction for a serious offence which involved a patient in your care.
“It was sexually motivated and a serious breach of trust by you.
“In the view of the panel, such conduct would not only cause distress and alarm to Patient A, but would invariably seriously damage the standing of the nursing profession in the eyes of the public.’