Drink-driving offences and i guess cannabis dg driving
Drink-driving offences will only call into question a nurse, midwife or nursing associate’s fitness to practise if:
the offence occurred either in the course of a nurse, midwife or nursing associate’s professional duties, driving to or from those duties, or during on-call or standby arrangements
there are aggravating circumstances connected with the offence, or
it is a repeat offence.
If a nurse, midwife or nursing associate has been convicted of a drink-driving offence, decision makers should consider whether we need to explore any underlying alcohol issues that indicate the nurse, midwife or nursing associate’s fitness to practise is impaired because of their health.
In such cases the nurse, midwife or nursing associate’s employer, general practitioner or occupational health department should be contacted for additional information. you must tell them. few folks are removed for a single incident. however not telling them is a major cause of refusal or removal. obviously needing drugs to de stress is less than ideal. but thats your choice.