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Circumstances where voluntary removal will not be appropriate

Reference: CMT-5c

Last Updated 28/07/2017

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 where a nurse or midwife is subject to undertakings. If a nurse or midwife applies for VR while subject to agreed undertakings, our case examiners will consider whether to cancel the undertakings and send the case to the Fitness to Practise Committee. The nurse or midwife’s VR application can then be considered by our staff and the Registrar.

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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