Nurse consultants are highly paid and well-respected, but are often also the subject of claims of sexual harassment.
What do these allegations mean for the profession?
In a new study, we examine the legal nurse consultant industry and find that the profession has been plagued by issues of sexual assault and harassment.
As a result, we have developed an industry that can address both those concerns and the broader ethical issues around the legal nursing profession.
The study was carried out by Dr Helen MacLeod, of the University of Oxford, with Dr Mark Jardine from the University’s Centre for Ethics in Nursing.
The study was funded by the Health Research Council of England and the National Institute for Health Research.
The team examined the number of claims made against legal nurses in the past year, with the aim of understanding the scope of the problem.
We analysed claims made by legal nurse consultancies across the UK, including those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and we compared the results to those of other research that has investigated the issue.
Our analysis revealed that the number and proportion of claims against legal nurse doctors have significantly increased in recent years, although there is still a long way to go in terms of the overall prevalence of such complaints.
There has been a significant increase in the number of claims against lawyers working in legal nursing since 2012, and the figures show that the problem is becoming more serious, according to the report.
In Scotland, for example, there were 1,890 claims made in 2014, compared to 870 in 2012.
And, in Northern Ireland there were 479 claims made, compared with just one in 2012, according the study.
However, while the number is significant, it is still far below the level of the medical profession, where there are some 1.4 million licensed doctors.
It is difficult to determine the prevalence of the issue, because we have no data on whether the practice is representative of the legal profession.
However in Wales, for instance, the figures were slightly higher, with 1,942 claims made. “
We know that many legal nurses are being sexually harassed, so we need to get to the bottom of this problem.”
However in Wales, for instance, the figures were slightly higher, with 1,942 claims made.
These figures were also lower in Northern Irish, but still showed a significant problem.
Dr MacLeod added: “[But] we also know that sexual harassment of legal nurses is prevalent in the profession, and it is not uncommon.
[We] need to address the underlying issues and bring in a system that will support the people who are working in the industry and those who are reporting it.”
Dr Jardina said: “The legal nurse industry is an important sector of nursing and a hugely lucrative one.
But there is also a huge issue about how it has become such a toxic, toxic environment.
When we think about how the legal system is run, it really is a grey area.
If you are a lawyer, and you work in a legal nursing practice, it could be your very first time working in a professional environment, and that is what you need to have in order to feel safe.
This is something that I would like to see addressed.”
The legal nursing industry has recently been under pressure after a study found that up to a third of all nurses in England and Wales had experienced sexual harassment in their jobs.
Legal nurse consultants have been working in NHS hospitals since at least the late 1980s, and have traditionally been considered to be professional “experts” in the field of health care.
Many of them have been paid a salary of between £15,000 and £25,000 per year, and often work in hospitals and care homes across the country.
At the time, the Medical Council of Northern Ireland (MCNI) issued a statement stating that there was no evidence of any problem in the practice.
A survey conducted by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in 2014 showed that in Wales, there was a 10% increase in complaints of sexual misconduct against legal nursing doctors.
The RCN reported that “there is no evidence that sexual misconduct is an issue within the legal healthcare profession”.
According to a spokesperson for the RCN, they believe that the rise in sexual harassment claims is because of the changes made to the licensing and recruitment process in Northern England and Scotland, and are therefore focusing on improving the processes around sexual harassment training and complaints handling.
Furthermore, the RCn has published a number of reports on the sexual harassment that nurses experience in hospitals, including one which highlighted sexual harassment incidents in the NHS, which is reported to the Department of Health.
What is legal nurse consulting?
Legal nursing is a profession where nurses work as an assistant to a