When we use interim orders

Reference: FTP-5

Last Updated 25/03/2024

We use interim orders to protect the public, and occasionally the professional themselves, from risk by placing conditions on, or suspending a nurse, midwife or nursing associate’s practice.  We use them:

  • during our investigation,
  • before the allegation against the nurse, midwife or nursing associate has been decided, and
  • sometimes, after a panel makes an order against them, but before it takes effect.

Interim orders can have very restrictive effects on nurses, midwives or nursing associates, so we need to make sure we only use them when it's proportionate to do so.

Find out more about interim orders.

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