Fitness to Practice Referrals
Fitness to Practice Referrals
Fitness to Practice referrals – a hazard for the career on any nurse or midwife! From time to time many nurses have to take action to protect their professional reputations. According NMC Annual Fitness to Practice Report, 2012-13, 43% of NMC final hearings result in nurses and midwives being struck off the register. You may have received an NMC fitness to practise letter regarding a fitness to practise referral. Things may have progressed even further and the NMC may wish to take out an interim suspension order or conditions of practice order against you.
Whatever your situation and regardless of the stage of proceedings you have reached, it is always worth speaking with qualified legal representation to see what can be done to help with your circumstances.
According NMC Annual Fitness to Practice Report, 2012-13, 43% of NMC final hearings result in nurses and midwives being struck off the register.
Act early for the best outcome
You might have decided that you must find some way to either force a review of an interim order or make an appeal against a final order. If this represents your position, we recommend you engage properly qualified legal assistance as you will be quite unlikely to achieve the best possible result before the NMC when, following fitness to practise referrals you find yourself facing the NMC alone. According NMC Annual Fitness to Practice Report, 2012-13, 43% of NMC final hearings result in nurses and midwives being struck off the register.
Our nursing barristers can provide advice and assistance on NMC fitness to practice referrals, interim orders, investigations, response to allegations, admissions, sanctions and on consensual panel determination. Whatever your circumstances, and whatever stage of the process you have reached, you will be able to increase your chances of a better professional outcome by engaging qualified nursing lawyers.
Have you been referred to the NMC over your fitness to practise?
Our NMC Defence Barristers are here to help!
Get in touch with us for professional advice and assistance with your case
Nurses and midwives facing NMC fitness to practise allegations often feel isolated and extremely anxious. If you are a nurse or midwife facing issues with registration, have had a complaint made against you, are facing allegations about your ability to practise or have been referred to NMC for investigation?, we can help. We provide legal services for nurses and our nursing defence lawyers have considerable experience before a variety of tribunals and have represented numerous nurses and midwives working in a wide variety of clinical settings. We are able to to represent you throughout the whole process, with both interim and final adjudication hearings. At the latter stage we are able to closely question witnesses for you and make persuasive submissions on your behalf each stage.
NMC Defence Barristers have represented nurses and midwives of all grades and with all manner of experience and skills.
Contact us as early as possible to receive professional assistance with Fitness to Practice referrals.