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Nurse Struck Off for Trying to Sell Cannabis Oil to Vulnerable Cancer Patient



Eliska Neuzilova has been barred from working in the profession after trying to make a profit from a patient (Picture: Getty)

An NHS nurse who tried to sell cannabis oil to a vulnerable cancer patient has been struck off.

Eliska Neuzilova had a side-line in selling CBD products on top of her job in the health service and used her position to try and make a profit.

A tribunal heard how the nurse ‘abused her trust’ by going through a woman’s medical records and posting a leaflet through her door advertising the oil.

Neuzilova was also accused of trying to convince the woman that cannabis oil would cure her cancer but she was cleared of this allegation at a tribunal after it was heard there was a lack of evidence as the patient had died.

The tribunal found that, regardless of Neuzilova’s personal beliefs about CBD oil, a nurse giving advice of treatments that are not supported by medical evidence is ‘inappropriate’ and ‘potentially dangerous.’

The Nursing and Midwifery Council tribunal heard Neuzilova worked at the Neuro-Spinal Post Operative Unit at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

The nurse had been employed by the NHS and was based at a Nottingham hospital (Picture: Google)

She was alleged to have told the woman’s family that cutting out sugar and using cannabis oil would help cure her condition. 

The tribunal heard the patient was chatty and likely to have discussed CBD oil if brought up in conversation but there was not enough evidence to find Neuzilova instructed the patient to take it as a cure.

However, the tribunal did find Neuzilova posted a leaflet through the patient’s door with the details of the cannabis oil company she was involved in.

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

Neuzilova had a commission arrangement with a CBD company where she took a cut from sales of the product.

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

The Nursing and Midwifery Council struck Neuzilova off after finding her actions were ‘incompatible’ with her remaining on the register.

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

It said: ‘The panel was cognisant that cannabis oil is not a gold-standard medical treatment in in the patient’s circumstances, and, regardless of Miss Neuzilova’s personal beliefs, it was satisfied that a healthcare professional giving advice on supplements or treatments that are not supported by medical evidence is inappropriate and potentially dangerous.

‘This therefore represents a serious departure from professional standards.

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

‘Miss Neuzilova’s use of the patient’s address, which she admits having obtained in the course of her duties as a registered nurse, in order to target her for financial gain was, an abuse of that trust.’

Neuzilova also failed to record information properly on another patient’s chart and did not make sure her spinal fluid drain was working, which left the patient needing urgent medical attention and at risk of serious harm.

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Paul Mescal Receives Apology From BBC After Broadcaster Makes Rather Awkward Blunder



Irish actor Paul Mescal has been called British…again (Picture: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)

His tweet clarifying his nationality may have been the most liked post in Ireland three years ago, but the BBC has had to apologise after getting a crucial fact about Oscar nominee Paul Mescal wrong.

Earlier this week the Irish actor was announced as one of the nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.

The 26-year-old, who is from Maynooth, was given the nod for his leading role in indie flick Aftersun in the Actor in a Leading Role category.

In March, Paul will be going up against Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Bill Nighy (Living) and fellow Irishman Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) in the prestigious category.

But when covering the nominations, the national broadcaster made a rather awkward error.

In text appearing on screen, the BBC reported: ‘2023 Oscar nominations: British actors Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy are nominated for leading role.’

The BBC has apologised for this mistake (Picture: eyeswideshut/ Twitter)

It has now apologised for the mistake, issuing a statement that read: ‘In text running across the screen we reported that Paul Mescal was one of two British actors who had been nominated for an Oscar for a leading role.’

‘The text should have said that Paul Mescal is Irish. We apologise for the mistake.’

When the mistake was made, plenty of people pointed it out and reminded the media outlet that Paul is very much Irish.

‘BBC news seems to not know Paul Mescal is IRISH,’ one person wrote.

Another added: ‘The BBC should know that Paul Mescal isn’t British.’

Plenty of people called out the BBC oversight (Picture: Twitter)

This person pointed out that Paul is very much Irish (Picture: Twitter)

Paul was one of several Irish Oscar nominees (Picture: Twitter)

It wasn’t the first time this has happened though.

Back in 2020, when Paul picked up an Emmy nomination for his breakthrough role in Normal People, outlets including The Guardian called him British.

It lead the actor to tweet ‘I’m Irish’, which ended up becoming the most-liked post in his home country that year.

Paul picked up an Oscar nomination for his starring role in Aftersun (Picture: A24 via AP)

The message quickly racked up over 130,000 likes as well as over 12,000 retweets and over 1,600 replies.

His Oscar nomination helped break a record for Ireland too, with the country securing 14 nominations in the upcoming awards ceremony.

Other actors to get nods included Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon.

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When his nomination was announced Paul said it was ‘truly a special moment for everyone involved in Aftersun’.

‘To be recognised by the Academy is such an insane honour and I’m so utterly grateful.’

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How Many Legs Are in the Carabao Cup Semi-finals? All the Rules Explained



Only four teams remain in the competition (Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Carabao Cup semi-finals continue tonight with Nottingham Forest welcoming Manchester United at the City Ground.

The winner of the tie will face either Newcastle United or Southampton in the final at Wembley on February 26.

With the regulations changing from one competition to another, here is your full lowdown of the rules in play across the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup 2023.

Are the Carabao Cup semi-finals played over two legs?

Yes, the Carabao Cup semi-finals will take place over two legs.

Newcastle beat Southampton 1-0 in the first leg of the first semi-final on Tuesday night, with the return leg scheduled for Tuesday, January 31 at 8pm.

Southampton and Newcastle played out an entertaining first leg (Picture: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Manchester United will host Nottingham Forest in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday, February 1 at 8pm.

VAR is in use for the first time in the Carabao Cup this season, having not featured in earlier rounds to ensure fairness across every tie.

Will extra-time and penalties be used in the Carabao Cup semi-finals?

If the score is level after the end of both legs then extra-time, and if required penalties, will be used to determine the winner.

This is the first time this season that matches finishing level in the Carabao Cup will head to extra-time, with ties previously proceeding straight to penalties in the event of a draw after 90 minutes.

The away goals rule will also not be in use for the two semi-finals.

The English Football League scrapped the rule ahead of the 2018/19, which up until that point only came into effect following the conclusion of extra-time.

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How many substitutes are allowed in the Carabao Cup?

Managers will be able to use up to five substitutes across three windows during the game (half-time not included).

An extra substitution is permitted in extra-time, whilst both teams can also use two concussion substitutes if required.

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