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...
Disparity in NMC fitness to practise outcomes

Disparity in NMC fitness to practise outcomes

The recent case of a Welsh nurse who was referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has reignited the debate about consistency in NMC fitness to practise decisions.  In the case, a Welsh nurse used patient’s vagina as ventriloquist’s dummy ‘to amuse...
Context of incidents in NMC fitness to practise proceedings

Context of incidents in NMC fitness to practise proceedings

We recently reported on the NMC Defence Barrister’s Facebook page on a couple of Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) decisions that took into account the context of incidents when deciding on any sanctions to be imposed.  In the first reported case, the Evening Times...