A cannabis-related incident has resulted in the dismissal of an NHS nurse. Scheming doctor ‘abused vulnerable patients’ trust by looking up their address using medical records.

  • After encouraging a cancer patient to purchase cannabis oil, a nurse in the NHS was fired
  • Eliska Neuzilova (agency nurse) ‘abused trust’ of the vulnerable woman 
  • According to reports, she tried to convince a patient that cannabis oil and sugar could cure her.
  • She was reprimanded by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for giving ‘inappropriate’ information

An NHS nurse has been struck off for giving ‘inappropriate’ advice to a ‘vulnerable’ cancer patient after she tried to make money by persuading her to buy cannabis oil from a company she worked for.

Eliska Neuzilova was a nurse at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham’s Neuro-Spinal Post Operative Unit. She encouraged her to purchase the oil. 

According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Tribunal, the scheming nurse from the agency ‘abused’ her trust by digging up the address of the patient’s confidential medical records and then posting an advert through her mail box.

Her accusation included trying to convince the woman cannabis oil would cure her of cancer. But she was not charged as it was found that the evidence was lacking. 

Neuzilova, however, was not charged for selling the cannabis oil to cancer patients, which is also known as CBD Oil. 

An NHS nurse has been struck off for giving 'inappropriate' advice to a 'vulnerable' cancer patient after she tried to make money by persuading her to buy cannabis oil (file image)

A nurse working in the NHS was fired for giving inappropriate advice to a vulnerable patient suffering from cancer. She tried to convince her to get cannabis oil to earn money.

According to the tribunal, Neuzilova did not have any personal views about CBD oil. However, Neuzilova was told by the tribunal that a nurse who advises CBD oil treatments without medical support is inappropriate and potentially dangerous. 

The woman was upset when she tried to tell her that cannabis oil and sugar could cure her cancer.

Because the patient was no longer able to testify, Neuzilova could not prove that she encouraged her to try it.

Although the tribunal was able to hear that the patient seemed friendly and was likely to have talked about CBD oil in conversation, there wasn’t enough evidence to show Neuzilova had instructed the patient to use it as a treatment.

The tribunal found that Neuzilova had sent a letter to the patient with details about the cannabis oil business she owned.

Neuzilova was admitted to this by the tribunal: “I had her address in my records so I knew that it was her home, so I dropped a flyer through her door.”

Neuzilova worked for or owned a business interest with a company that profited off the sale of cannabis oil. She would have been able to make money if any patient bought the product.

According to a tribunal report, “Miss Neuzilova gave the patient the chance and persuasion of purchasing cannabis oil products.”

Neuzilova was reprimanded by the Nursing and Midwifery Council after it became clear that her actions were not compatible with keeping her on the Register.

Eliska Neuzilova encouraged the woman to buy the oil and 'abused' her 'trust' by digging out her address from confidential medical records then posted the advert through her door (file image)

Eliska Neuzilova encouraged a woman to buy oil. Then, she ‘abused her’ her trust and dug out her address using confidential medical records. After that, the advert was posted through her door.

It stated: “The panel was aware that cannabis oil does not constitute a standard medical treatment and that, regardless of Miss Neuzilova’s beliefs, it is dangerous for health professionals to give advice regarding supplements or other treatments without medical support.

This is an unacceptable departure from the professional standard.

“Further the panel found that the patient was extremely vulnerable and that Miss Neuzilova held a position to trust.

“Miss Neuzilova was able to use the patient’s name and address in an attempt to gain financial advantage. This is, she admitted, because it was part of her job as a registered nursing assistant.

Neuzilova failed to properly record data on another patient’s chart, and she did not ensure that the spinal fluid drain worked. The patient was placed at grave risk for serious injury and needed urgent medical attention.