Pauline Cafferkey facing disciplinary action over allegations she concealed temperature in Ebola checks

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey is facing disciplinary action over allegations she concealed her temperature during checks on her return to the UK.

The Scottish medical worker is alleged to have given dishonest answers to medical staff during screening at Heathrow on her return.

Ms Cafferkey was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone in 2014.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which has been investigating Ms Cafferkey's conduct, alleges that she "allowed an incorrect temperature to be recorded" on December 29, 2014 and "intended to conceal from Public Health England staff that you had a temperature higher than 38C".

Pauline Cafferkey volunteered to help in 2014. Credit: Handout

Ms Cafferkey beat Ebola once following her initial diagnosis in December 2014, but the virus resurfaced last year, triggering meningitis.

The 40-year-old spent nearly three weeks in the isolation tent at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

The NMC alleges she did not tell Public Health England screening staff who took her temperature at the airport that she had recently taken paracetamol and she left the area without reporting her true temperature.

Pauline is transported to an RAF aircraft in February 2016. Credit: PA

A hearing on Ms Cafferkey's fitness to practise is set to take place in Edinburgh next month.

The NMC has the power to strike workers off the professional register.

Ms Cafferkey said the NMC has apologised for mistakenly releasing the allegations on their website in advance of the hearing.

In a statement, she told the BBC:

Pauline says she used to cry inside the lonely tent. Credit: ITV News