Practice nurse stole GP prescription pads to protect career: tribunal

She said she forged scripts to conceal her mental health issues during fertility treatment

A practice nurse has claimed she stole prescription pads from GPs because she did not want to admit to a doctor she needed benzodiazepines and oxycodone to deal with her mental health issues.

Earlier this month, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal found the enrolled nurse guilty of professional misconduct.

A pharmacist, concerned about the three prescriptions she presented for dispensing, contacted one of the doctors who confirmed he had not written the scripts.

During the tribunal hearing it emerged the nurse had written six