I have read a number of threads relating to Nurses who work in an assessment or advisory roll for ATOS. I enclose a copy of parts of their code of conduct which clearly state there duties to people under their care.

The following are the Nursing and Midwifery council rules for record keeping

Record keeping: Guidance for nurses and midwives
42. You must keep clear and accurate records of the discussions you have, the assessments you make, the treatment and medicines you give and how effective these have been
43. You must complete records as soon as possible after an event has occurred
44. You must not tamper with original records in any way
45. You must ensure any entries you make in someone's paper records are clearly and legibly signed, dated and timed
46. You must ensure any entries you make in someone's electronic records are clearly attributable to you
47. You must ensure all records are kept securely
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This section relates to the nurses Duty of Care
Duty of Care
32. You must act without delay if you believe that you, a colleague or anyone else may be putting someone at risk
33. You must inform someone in authority if you experience problems that prevent you working within this code or other nationally agreed standards
34. You must report your concerns in writing if problems in the environment of care are putting people at risk
This section relates to Competence

38. You must have the knowledge and skills for safe and effective practice when working without direct supervision
39. You must recognise and work within the limits of your competence
40. You must keep your knowledge and skills up to date throughout your working life
41. You must take part in appropriate learning and practice activities that maintain and develop your competence and performance

In a number of recent treads Nurses have submitted reports based on assessments that have had major differences to the recordings. I refer you to the section on record keeping.

Nurses have also been made aware of changes made. See second section.

One nurse was reportedly acting as a Mental Health Advisor when she was employed by the local council to advise in family planning. Please read the section on competence .

The only comment I will make is How are they getting away with it ?