NMC reduce average FtP investigation times by 54 percent

Published on 19 June 2014

Average time down to nine months.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) today announced that it has reduced average investigation times in its fitness to practise (FtP) investigations by 54 percent.

The NMC has reduced the average time taken for an FtP case to be investigated from 19.7 months in 2011 down to nine months in April 2014.

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar of the NMC said:

“I am delighted to be able to share our improvements as we become a more effective and efficient regulator. This reduction demonstrates the effectiveness of our ongoing improvement programme and our continued effort to make progress within our restrictive legal framework.” 


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