With thanks to Jane Butler for drawing my attention to a UK fitness to practice committee finding in relation to Kay Allison Shemirani (available on nmc.org.uk).
The case against Nurse S arose from statments in relation to Covid 19 on social media and at public events. It was said that those statements promoted health advice contrary to official health advice and encouraged members of the public to distrust or disregard such advice. She was a leading activist against vaccines and the existence of Covid 19. Her social media accounts with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram had since been blocked by the respective organisations.
Some of the statements by Nurse S appear to have been quite extreme – such as her comparison of nurses in the UK today with healthcare professionals who cooperated in the Nazi extermination and euthanasia programmes of the 1930s and 1940s and complicit in geocide.
Perhaps unsurprisingly the Panel determined that Mrs Shemirani’s conduct was sufficiently serious to justify the imposition of an interim suspension order, until a striking-off order takes effect.