A nurse who tried to smuggle drugs into a north-east prison will soon learn if she will be allowed to return to the profession.
Hannah Dagg had been working as a mental health nurse at HMP Grampian in Peterhead, and was jailed for nine-and-a-half months after trying to smuggle cocaine and cannabis to an inmate.
Sniffer dogs caught her out on April 19 last year.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which regulates who should be on the register of nurses, issued Dagg with a suspension order on May 16 last year.
The order banned her from being employed as a nurse for 18 months.
She has now left custody and the NMC is to consider whether further action is necessary.
A fitness to practise panel is to meet at the NMC’s base on George Street, Edinburgh, on April 23.
It will first consider whether accusations made against Dagg can be proven.
If they are proven, the panel will decide if any wrongdoing impairs her ability to work as a nurse.
If it finds impairment, the panel would decide on an appropriate sanction, which could be a further suspension or a striking off.
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Dagg, who was 28 at the time of the offence, hid a vial of cocaine on herself and a package containing two bars of cannabis resin in her shoe – after being offered £1,500 to smuggle the substances into the jail.
When her plot was discovered, Dagg lost her job with NHS Grampian and was charged with two counts of supply of a controlled drug.
During a hearing at Peterhead Sheriff Court, Dagg’s defence agent Stephen Knowles said his client faced “unfortunate working conditions”, was suicidal and had a “borderline personality disorder”.
Sheriff Christine McCrossan told Dagg: “The situation is very much one of your own making.
“Basically, you placed yourself in a position where you knew you were breaking every rule.
“You could have walked away at any time. I have to reflect public condemnation of this and I feel the only appropriate thing is custody.”
NHS Grampian previously confirmed Dagg was no longer employed by the board and said it would not comment further.