There are two case examiners per case. One will be a nurse, midwife or nursing associate, and one won't. It's their job to consider the evidence and decide if there's a case to answer. When deciding if there's a case to answer, case examiners need to look at whether there's a real possibility that a Fitness to Practise Committee would decide from the evidence that:

  • the incident in the concern did happen, or that the issues (such as a health condition) are still present
  • the nurse, midwife or nursing associate's fitness to practise is currently impaired.

They also decide what happens next to the case.

Read more about how Case examiners make decisions.