Our expert Employment Solicitors Leeds offer specialist representation for nurses and midwives in all cases presented by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The Regulatory Process
The disciplinary process, as outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, is carried out according to the following procedure.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council will put together a screening team to investigate cases brought to their attention. Where applicable, further investigation will be passed on to and carried out by, the case examiners.
Evidence presented to the case examiners for further examination will include all relevant areas of defence by the nurse or midwife. Where specialist or expert knowledge in the field of the complaint is required, the case examiners can seek further assistance from expert witnesses.
The examiners will decide if the case merits further examination and whether or not to take the matter further—to a hearing—or to reject it. If the examiners cannot agree on a satisfactory decision, the case will be passed to an examination committee to settle the matter.