Nurse suspended for trying to sell cannabis oil to cancer patients

Eliska Neuzilova has been banned from working in the profession after trying to profit from a patient (Image: Getty)

An NHS nurse tried to sell cannabis oil to a vulnerable person cancer Patient has been deleted.

Eliska Neuzilova’s side business sells CBD products in addition to her job in the health services industry and uses her position to try and make a profit.

A court heard how a nurse ‘abused her trust’ by reviewing a woman’s medical records and posting an oil flyer through her door.

Neuzilova was also accused of trying to convince the woman that cannabis oil could cure her cancer but she was cleared of the charge in a court after alleging a lack of evidence because the patient had died.

The court found that, regardless of Neuzilova’s personal beliefs about CBD oil, it was ‘inappropriate’ and ‘potentially dangerous for a nurse’ to advise on treatments that were not medically proven. dangerous.’

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has heard that Neuzilova works in the Chiropractic Unit at Queens Medical Center in Nottingham.

The nurse has been employed by the NHS and works at a Nottingham hospital (Image: Google)

She is said to have told the woman’s family that cutting down on sugar and using cannabis oil would help cure her condition.

The court heard the patient gossip and would have likely discussed CBD oil if discussed, but there was not enough evidence to find Neuzilova directed the patient to take it as a cure.

However, the court found Neuzilova had posted a leaflet through the patient’s door with details of the cannabis oil company she was associated with.

The court heard Neuzilova admit she did this in a statement and said she ‘knew her address from her records’.

Neuzilova had a commission agreement with a CBD company, where she took a cut of product sales.

A court report said: ‘Miss Neuzilova gave the patient the opportunity and some persuasion to purchase cannabis oil products.’

The Board of Nurses and Midwives disqualified Neuzilova after finding her actions were ‘inconsistent’ with what she had left on the registry.

A disciplinary hearing found that the nurse abused a position of trust (Image: Getty/iStockphoto)

It said: ‘The panel has recognized that cannabis oil is not the gold standard medical treatment in the patient’s circumstances and, regardless of Miss Neuzilova’s personal beliefs, it is gratifying that a specialist health care professionals giving advice about supplements or treatments that are not supported by medical evidence are inappropriate and potentially dangerous.

‘This therefore represents a serious departure from professional standards.

‘Furthermore, the panel determined that the patient was highly vulnerable, and Ms Neuzilova was in a position of trust.

‘Ms Neuzilova’s use of the patient’s address, which she admitted obtained during her duties as a registered nurse, to target her for financial gain, is an abuse of trust that.’

Neuzilova also failed to accurately chart another patient and did not ensure her spinal fluid drainage tube was working, which put the patient in need of urgent medical attention and at risk of injury. serious injury.

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