Case Examiners introduced

Published on 09 March 2015

In March 2015, we introduced Case Examiners to improve our investigations process.

Case Examiners should reduce the time it takes to conclude cases. When a nurse or midwife is reported to us, Case Examiners carefully consider whether there is a real prospect of the allegation being proved in a hearing. In the past, this role was taken by a panel of the Investigating Committee.

Two Case Examiners consider each case – one is a nurse or midwife and one is a lay person. The Case Examiners may refer the case on to a hearing with the Conduct and Competence Committee or the Health Committee if they find there is a case to answer.

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