49 nurses and 40 doctors lost their authorization to practice last year. Shows figures from the State Health Authority.
33 nurses or care workers also had their authorization revoked in 2019, figures from the Norwegian Health Authority show from Hospitals.
The most common reasons for losing authorization are the use of drugs or behavior that cannot be reconciled with the job. This could be about theft, misunderstanding or confusion of roles.
At the Norwegian Health Authority, the numbers of nurses who have lost their authorization have decreased. In 2017, there were 70, while in 2018 there were 59. Heidi Merete Rudi Rudi, Deputy Director of the Health Inspectorate, explains that the audit has dealt with fewer cases centrally, partly because several of the cases were closed by the county officials.
The Norwegian Health Inspectorate gave a total of 269 feedbacks to various categories of health personnel in 2019. Some of these have been revocation of authorization or specialist approval. Others have been about the right to request medicines, while others are just written warnings.
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