Disciplinary hearing for nurse

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A NURSE faces being struck off from his profession.

Gavin Nicholson, of West Avenue, Washington, was jailed for eight years in 2011 after being found guilty of three sexual assaults.

They were carried out on women recovering from surgery at the private Spire Washington Hospital.

The 59-year-old was suspended from the profession by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) after the hospital received complaints from a number of female patients in 2008.

Now it has been revealed he will face a NMC fitness to practise hearing in London next week.

It is claimed that Nicholson’s fitness to practise is impaired because of his sexual assault convictions.