Lucy Letby has been struck off the nursing register at a hearing which was told she maintains her innocence over her convictions.

According to reports by the BBC, a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) fitness to practise panel heard she would not “resist” being struck off, but did not accept she was “guilty of any of the allegations”. The panel found her unfit to practise and removed her from the register.


Letby, who committed her crimes while working as a neonatal nurse at the Countess of Chester Hospital between June 2015 and June 2016, was sentenced to a whole-life order for each of her offences.

The NMC’s representative Christopher Scott told the three members of a fitness to practise panel in east London that the charges brought by the body against Letby reflected her criminal convictions. He said it was “a matter of legal fact” that she was convicted of seven counts of murder and six of attempted murder and the NMC had brought 14 charges against her.

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Andrea Sutcliffe, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, said:

“The thoughts and sympathies of everyone at the NMC remain with the parents, families and children whose lives have been so terribly impacted by Lucy Letby’s heinous and heart-breaking crimes.

“As soon as there was a verdict in the criminal trial, we moved forward with our own fitness to practise proceedings as quickly as possible, and we can confirm that an independent panel has today ordered that Ms Letby be struck off the register.

“This will take effect in January when Ms Letby will cease to be a registered nurse. In the meantime, she remains under interim suspension from the register.”

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