We will be closed from 21st December to 5th January (on standby for urgent assistance/enquries).
NMC Defence Barristers is open for business and uniquely setup to continue to support clients.
Although fitness to practise hearings have been cancelled or postponed, healthcare regulators will continue to investigate and act on concerns raised.
We explained our position in or Covid-19 statement and, to support healthcare workers and professionals, we have setup a Covid-19 fitness to practise resource. We are also offering free regulatory advice for NHS staff during this extraordinary time.
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Kings View Chambers’ successfully restored to the NMC Register after being convicted of a serious dishonesty offence.
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Proper representation from the earliest stages can avoid escalation and could prevent you being struck off the nursing and midwifery register. We offer proper consideration of your case and our expert public access barristers can assist and guide you through the process from beginning to end.
Nurses and midwives have one of the most demanding jobs in the UK. Nursing is multifaceted and involves safeguarding the health and wellbeing of members of the public at all times. It is said that less than 0.2 percent of nurses and midwives have allegations made about their fitness to practice. Most of you work within your Code and consistently meet the high standards expected by the public and the NMC. But allegations do get made. If an allegation is made that you have not met the standards set by the NMC they will investigate and where necessary take action to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public.
Proper advice in the early stages can avoid escalation of the matter and could prevent a referral to the NMC or the NMC from finding there is a case to answer
Our specialist barristers can offer advice in the early stages and help you through the process from beginning to end.
They genuinely understand the complexities of working in healthcare and can help.
The role of nurses and midwives, whilst rewarding are also demanding and stressful. They are required to work in a variety of clinical settings and to interact with other professionals and stakeholders. Working in both public and private healthcare brings pressures and with them, the potential for legal complications and allegations. Our specialist nursing defence barristers appreciate the complexities involved. If you have received a notice of referral to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, we can help.
With the UK’s departure from the European Union only weeks away, what does Brexit mean for healthcare regulation in the UK?
In this article, I will look at how the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) determine seriousness in fitness to practise proceedings and decisions.
Whilst there are many things about Covid that is devastating, a positive is that it forced healthcare regulators to reform, adapt and do so quickly.