Impractical to proceed

Reference: INV-5c

Last Updated 28/07/2017

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In some cases the nature and scope of an investigation by another organisation will mean that it is not practical for our investigation to proceed. An example is where the police have seized all medical records as part of an ongoing investigation and there are no other lines of inquiry to pursue.

Cases where we would be unlikely to investigate the fitness to practise of the nurse or midwife at all unless they eventually received a criminal conviction or caution also fall into this category, for example investigations into alleged minor thefts, public order offences or low level assaults that happen outside a nurse or midwife’s clinical practice.