George Castledine

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George Castledine, FRCN (died 12 October 2018) was a British nursing educator and nursing consultant.

George Castledine won a scholarship to Oxford University, later attending Liverpool University.[citation needed] He worked as a staff nurse before relocating to the Manchester Royal Infirmary to be charge nurse in a trauma unit as well as lecturer. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) from 1980.[citation needed]

Castledine moved to Wrexham, Wales, setting up the first nursing degree course linked to Cardiff Medical School: he established the Department of Nursing at the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, now Glyndŵr University. He later moved to Birmingham as Assistant Dean and Professor of Nursing/Community Health at the University of Central England (now known as Birmingham City University).[1]

George Castledine was knighted for his services to the health care profession in 2007, only the third male nurse ever to receive a knighthood. (The first was Graham Morgan in 2000, second Jonathan Asbridge 2006.)[2]

Misconduct and striking off[]

In 2011, Castledine was terminated as the chief executive of the Institute of Ageing and Health for allegedly having an improper sexual relationship with an 85-year-old patient. He was suspended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for 18 months, pending the outcome of an investigation into the alleged misconduct.[3]

In January 2014, after a lengthy hearing, the NMC Conduct and Competence Committee found that 11 of the 13 charges of misconduct laid against Castledine were proven and imposed a striking off order.[4] As a result, his knighthood was annulled.[5]

He died on 12 October 2018 at the age of 72.[6]


  1. ^ British Journal of Nursing excerpt
  2. ^ Notice of knighthood for Professor George Castledine, The Birmingham Post.
  3. ^ Reasons for the Interim Order hearing of the Investigating Committee panel MWB Euston Fitzrovia, 85 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 4TQ, Wednesday, 20 April 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Crown Office". The London Gazette. 17 February 2015.
  6. ^ Professor George Castledine

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