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Resolving cases by agreement

Reference: FTP-10

Last Updated 31/08/2018

We would much rather avoid unnecessary hearings for the sake of all involved. So when we can, we use consensual panel determination to resolve cases by agreement or consent.

If a nurse or midwife wants to resolve their case by consent, they must accept the facts of the allegation and they must also accept that their fitness to practise is impaired.

We will then agree an appropriate level of sanction with the nurse or midwife.

The panel makes the final decision about the outcome of the case.

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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