A COMMUNITY nurse has been struck off for putting "vulnerable patients at serious risk of harm" after failing to visit nine families in her care.

Carol Davidson, a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor, failed to provide care for her patients, which led to one child being taken to A&E, while a different mother was left suffering from post natal depression.

Ms Davidson was employed as a public health nurse by Dunfermline and West Fife Community Health Partnership when she failed her patients over a "protracted period of time".

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For one of the families Ms Davidson failed to keep records on them and also failed to visit them, despite the fact that child protection issues had been raised in relation to this family.

In striking her off, a Nursing Midwifery Council fitness to practice panel, chaired by Edward Lucas, said that Ms Davidson's failings were "serious and breached fundamental tenets of the code".