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Review of striking-off orders

Reference: REV-3d

Last Updated 12/10/2018

A striking-off order lasts at least five years, during which time a nurse or midwife who’s been struck off the register, may not apply to go back on, also known as applying for restoration .

An exception to this rule is when a panel carries out a review of the striking-off order because new, relevant evidence has become available since the order was made.

An application for a review of a striking-off order can be made at any time during the life of an order.

It is important to note that the right to request a review of a striking-off order should not be confused with the right to appeal within 28 days of receiving the panel’s decision.

When we receive an application to review a striking-off order, we carefully consider the merits of the application.

If the evidence submitted as part of this application is evidence that was not available at the time of the original hearing, and could have made a real difference to the panel’s final decision, then we will refer the application to the Fitness to Practise Committee.

Applications referred for review will follow the same procedure as set out for restoration hearings, meaning reviews will be considered in a meeting unless the nurse or midwife has indicated that they would like to appear before the panel.

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