A nurse who was struck off for secretly filming inside a hospital has won her battle to return to work.
Margaret Haywood filmed the treatment of elderly patients at the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton for a BBC Panorama programme, broadcast in July 2005.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) found her guilty of misconduct during a fitness-to-practice hearing, beacause she had breached patient privacy rules.
Haywood appealed, and following a High Court-approved settlement between Haywood and the NMC the striking off order imposed in May this year is to be replaced with a one-year caution.
Haywood said: “I am proud to be a nurse and have always put patients’ interests first. I am now looking forward to putting this behind me and getting back to nursing.”
The NMC said the caution was a fair outcome, reports the BBC.