When the NMC cases are investigated, the results of those enquiries are published on the main NMC website in their ‘hearings and sanctions’ section. Here, they publish the most recent 3 months of outcomes and sanctions of NMC cases, with older updates removed from the website as decisions can be changed. The individual outcomes are listed on the NMC website indefinitely in a PDF form. Importantly, if it is found that there is no case to answer by a nurse or midwife, the Nursing and Midwifery Council remove the documents and information relating to those NMC cases from their website.
The role of the NMC
The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s stated role is to:
- protect the health and well-being of the public
- set standards of education, training, conduct and performance so that nurses and midwives can deliver high quality healthcare consistently throughout their careers
- ensure that nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date and uphold the NMC’s professional standards, and
- have clear and transparent processes to investigate nurses and midwives who fall short of the NMC’s standards.
NMC cases are displayed on their website under their recent and upcoming hearings and sanctions section."
Hearings and outcomes
The NMC site keeps up to date information on NMC hearings which provides a schedule and results of hearings and the sanctions that they have imposed. With 5,183 complaints about nurses or midwives in 2014-2015, this area of their site invites visitors to make a referral or see the outcome of NMC cases.
NMC Defence Barristers are here to help
If you are a nurse and midwife facing NMC fitness to practise allegations, don’t face it alone. Whilst some professionals try to deal with NMC cases alone, your chances of a better outcome at an NMC hearing will be greatly improved by engaging properly qualified legal council . If you are a nurse or midwife facing issues with registration or have had a complaint made against your fitness to practise then we can help. Our nursing barristers have years of experience representing clients before a variety of tribunals. We have represented numerous nurses and midwives working in a wide variety of clinical settings and levels of seniority.
Contact us as early as possible to receive professional assistance.