3: Investigations

We protect the public by investigating serious concerns about a nurse or midwife's fitness to practise which could place patients at risk or negatively impact public confidence in the nursing and midwifery professions. We also investigate concerns about whether the entry of an individual nurse or midwife on our register may be incorrect, or may have been made as a result of fraud. Our aim in investigating these concerns is to allow our decision makers to make the right decision at the earliest opportunity. Investigations play a vital role in our overarching objective, which is the protection of the public.