Denice Stewart: Bogus nurse carried out 2,000 cervical smear tests and vaccinations on NHS patients over six years

Bogus nurse carried out 2,000 cervical smear tests and vaccinations on NHS patients over six yearsDenice Stewart spared jail after admitting posing as a registered nurseHatched plan after stealing mail belonging to a genuine nurse in 2002Judge criticises Nursery and Midwifery Council for their investigationsStewart evaded 'limited if non-existent' inquiries by the NMC By Claire Ellicott PUBLISHED: 19:27 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:02 GMT, 7 March 2013 Bogus nurse: Denice Stewart has been spared jail after admitting theft, fraud, deception and forgery after posing as a registered nurse for six years A woman with no medical training stole the identity of a nurse and spent six years carrying out hundreds of smear tests and vaccinations in GP surgeries, a court heard yesterday. When Denice Stewart, 48, was finally arrested in July 2011, patients she had treated, many of them children, had to be offered retests and additional treatment.