Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey could have dishonesty charges dropped

The Nursing and Midwifery Council says she "allowed an incorrect temperature to be recorded" when she landed at London Heathrow Airport on December 29, 2014.

"Ms Cafferkey has stated she recalls the words "let's get out of here" being used but now can not remember who said it or who entered the temperature of 37.2 on her screening form", Thompson added.

"The screening area has been described as busy, disorganised, and even chaotic by some of those present".

It is claimed she did not tell the PHE screening staff who took her temperature at the airport that she had recently taken paracetamol which might have affected her temperature reading.

It is not known whether Ms Cafferkey will attend the hearing and details of the finalised charges to be considered by the panel have not yet been released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

A disciplinary panel also heard claims the Scottish medical worker's conduct had "undermined" public trust and confidence in the nursing profession.

The volunteer recovered but was readmitted to hospital on two separate occasions after suffering complications linked to the disease, and at one stage fell critically ill.

At the end of the visit, the group travelled to Heathrow via Casablanca - a journey of around 22 hours.

An NMC spokesman said it would provide a statement either once the charges had been confirmed - if the hearing is not held in private - or after the hearing has concluded, which is scheduled for tomorrow.

Some travelling home with the nurse had connecting flights to Scotland and others were eager to see loved ones waiting for them.

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A doctor at Heathrow found Cafferkey's temperature to be 38.2 degrees, but told the hearing that a member of the group recording the values - "Registrant A" - suggested it be recorded as 37.2 degrees, thereby avoiding having to undergo further tests.

They then had to go through a screening process run by Public Health England (PHE).

Earlier this summer, Ms Cafferkey spoke out about the stress that the NMC investigations had been causing her.

The form has subsequently been changed and now requires information about paracetamol use.

Cafferkey travelled to her hometown of Glasgow the same day as she arrived back in Britain.

Ms Cafferkey was in attendance at the hearing but did not address the panel during the session. It was the next day that she was diagnosed with Ebola after waking up and feeling "very unwell".

Thompson told the hearing that Cafferkey was at that time in the early phases of an "extremely serious virus".

She returned to London and then travelled on to Scotland before being diagnosed, and spent nearly a month being treated in an isolation unit at London's Royal Free Hospital.

The hearing in Edinburgh continues.

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