A MENTAL health nurse tasked with helping alcohol and drug users has been struck off after panel found she ‘took crack cocaine and heroin’ with a patient.

Alison Lesley Fisher was sacked as a nurse with the harm minimisation service at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust in March last year following allegations dating back to 2011.

Last month she was struck off by a Nursing and Midwifery Council panel.

The panel found the nurse took one or more of crack cocaine, heroin, diazepam, or methadone with the patient on one or more dates between February 2011 and February 2013.

The panel also found she gave Morphine, Diazepam and Temazepam to a male patient without a prescription.

It also found she asked the patient - who was in a relationship with her friend - to buy one or more of the drugs.

The hearing report revealed the panel saw a text message from Ms Fisher to the patient, which said: “ I got you a pressie from the doctors x.”

The panel did not accept her account that it related to the next message between the pair about pots and pans.

It concluded that the public would be ‘outraged’ by a case in which a substance misuse nurse would engage in the consumption of illicit drugs with a service user.

An investigation by Turning Point - which now runs the harm minimisation service in Rectory Road - and Oxford Health resulted in her dismissal on 14 March 2016.

She was struck off at an NMC hearing last month.