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Remediation and insight

Reference: FTP-12

Last Updated 28/07/2017

Decision makers across our fitness to practise process will always need to consider the level of risk the nurse or midwife presents to members of the public, looking at the facts of the case.

Remediation will usually be central to deciding whether a nurse or midwife’s fitness to practise is currently impaired. This is because whether fitness to practise is being considered at a final hearing, or at an earlier stage of our process, the events that led to the nurse or midwife being referred to us will usually have happened some time previously. When assessing remediation, decision makers will need to take into account the following questions:

These factors are key points for decision makers to consider, but they are not a definitive test of whether a nurse or midwife’s fitness to practise is currently impaired.

The guidance in our library, needs to be read alongside our NMC Guidance during the Covid-19 emergency period. We have new rules that are in force during the period of  the coronavirus emergency that are relevant to how it applies.

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