A nurse who secretly filmed for the BBC to reveal the neglect of elderly patients at a hospital has been struck off for misconduct.
Margaret Haywood, 58, filmed at the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton for a BBC Panorama programme in July 2005.
She was struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council on Thursday after being a nurse for more than 20 years.
The panel said she "followed the behest of the filmmakers... rather than her obligations as a nurse".
Ms Haywood, of Liverpool, said: "I was convinced that it was the right thing to do at the time as, in fact, I had reported the issues and nothing had been done.
"I felt I owed it to the people on the ward."
I am unsure as to why she has been struck off, unless it's to discourage similar actions of concerned Nursing staff exposing the shortfalls in patient care?
Will the RCN and UNISON be taking up her case?