Dealing with Cases at Hearings or Meetings

Reference: HEA-11

Last Updated 28/07/2017

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We can consider fitness to practise matters at meetings or hearings. This includes the final (substantive) consideration, as well as substantive order review, restoration and interim order matters.1

We will always give the nurse or midwife the opportunity to have their matter dealt with at a hearing.

If the nurse or midwife does not request a hearing, we will decide whether the matter needs to be dealt with at a hearing or, if a meeting would be appropriate.

1 Rule 10(1) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules 2004 ('the Rules')