Behaviour, attitude and fitness to practise

Behaviour, attitude and fitness to practise

Evidence of a registrant’s behaviour and attitude during and after an incident and during fitness to practise proceedings is vitally important. We have represented healthcare professionals facing fitness to practise proceedings for many years.  In our experience of...
Record number of nurses but ageing concerns remain

Record number of nurses but ageing concerns remain

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is reporting record number of nurses but remain concerned about aging workforce. According to reports, the 6-month period from 1st April to 30th September 2019 saw growth across the three categories of registrants: the number of...
Police cautions – do I need to declare a caution?

Police cautions – do I need to declare a caution?

Cautions must be declared to healthcare regulatory bodies such as the NMC.  There is often uncertainty over cautions, what they are and whether they should be declared.   What is a police caution? There is often a misconception that a police caution is a “slap on the...
Police cautions – do I need to declare a caution?

Whistleblowing to the NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has published its annual report on whistleblowing disclosures. From 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, the NMC received 34 whistleblowing disclosures. The NMC reported that regulatory action taken in 18 cases and in onward referral...