What to do if you have concerns about a nurse or midwife

Panel sitting for a hearing

How we deal with concerns

Our role in dealing with concerns or complaints about nurses or midwives

Concerns, complaints and referrals

Concerns, complaints and referrals

How to make a referral

Panel at a hearing


Information about hearings and sanctions

Support for patients raising a concern

Find out what help and advice is available during our referral process

Nurse examining paperwork

Information for those under investigation

What you need to know if you are a nurse or midwife being investigated

Witness at a hearing

Information for witnesses

What you need to know if you are a witness in a fitness to practise hearing

Recent changes to our fitness to practise legislation

Changes will help us become more efficient and proportionate

Did you know...

  • 4.5%

    The percentage increase in the number of referrals in 2015-16.

  • 0.8%

    The percentage of nurses or midwives that get complained about.