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.


Other recent news…

NMC launches consultation into proposed changes to fitness to practise processes

Published on 25 October 2016

Proposed changes will enable NMC to be more efficient and effective


NMC statement on the outcome of nurse Pauline Cafferkey’s fitness to practise hearing

Published on 14 September 2016

Independent panel finds Ms Cafferkey's actions did not amount to misconduct


Virtual tour of hearing rooms launched

Published on 23 October 2015

New virtual tour shows our Stratford hearing centre