About sharing image captionDawn Elizabeth Spatharakis was dismissed from the trust for gross misconduct A psychiatric nurse free exchanged "explicit messages and photographs" with a sex offender has avoided being struck off. At a misconduct hearing at the Nursing and Midwifery Council Dawn Spatharakis admitted forming an "inappropriate sexual relationship" with patient A.
She room in fargo sex also admitted accessing his records without a clinical reason. Ms Spatharakis, of Swindon, was given a five-year caution notice - a reprimand - but is not prevented from practising. The hearing was told patient A, who had a history of abuse in dree childhood and issues with anger management.
But after leaving to work elsewhere she gave him her personal mobile phone. The panel was told patient A texted her asking to meet for coffee, which she initially declined.
Patient A later spoke to a police liaison officer who told the trust. Ms Spatharakis was suspended from the trust.
After disciplinary hearings she was dismissed for gross misconduct. An appeal against the dismissal was rejected, the hearing was told.
Lawyers acting for Ms Spatharakis had made an application for the proceedings to be talk to horny weomen online in private in order to maintain the privacy brunxwick confidential information relating particularly to her health. But the NMC considered the public interest in "open and transparent hearings outweighs your interest, save in, matters of your health".