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Circumstances where voluntary removal will not be appropriate

Reference: CMT-5c

Last Updated 10/01/2020

VR only applies to nurses or midwives who are subject to an actual or potential fitness to practise allegation. VR does not apply to nurses or midwives who simply want to be removed from the register or to let their registration lapse. In these circumstances the nurse of midwife should follow the ‘cease to practise’ process.

VR is not permitted when a nurse or midwife is subject to a final conditions of practice or suspension order.1

1 Article 12(3)(b) of the Order. There is no power to revoke a substantive conditions of practice order or suspension order

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