UK : Zimbabwean nurse who sexually assaulted woman struck off register following conviction

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Lloyd Moyo

A Fife based Zimbabwean nurse who sexually assaulted a woman has been struck off.

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Lloyd Moyo, 48, attacked his victim when she was on her own.

He was reported to police and went on trial last year at Glasgow Sheriff Court where he denied any wrongdoing.

But following a trial, the mental health worker was found guilty of the assault on September 2017 and handed a community payback order with supervision for 18 months as a direct alternative to jail.

Moyo, of Kirkcaldy, was brought before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

They ruled his behaviour brought the nursing profession into “disrepute” and that colleagues and patients would be “put at risk” of physical and emotional harm if he was allowed to continue to practise.

A panel ruled the only option open to them was to take his name off the nursing register.

Moyo participated in the virtual hearing where he continued to deny the assault.

In a written ruling, the NMC said: “The panel concluded that your actions giving rise to your conviction and the seriousness of this case amounted to significant departures from the standards expected of a registered nurse, and are fundamentally incompatible with you remaining on the register.

“The panel was of the view that the findings in this particular case demonstrate that your actions were serious, and to allow you to continue practising would undermine public confidence in the profession and in the NMC as a regulatory body.”

Moyo has 28 days to appeal the decision.

He was contacted by The Courier but was unavailable for comment.

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