If your application is unsuccessful

You have a right to appeal our decision, or failure to issue a decision, on your application to join, rejoin or remain on our register.

Full details on decisions that can be appealed can be found in Article 37 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001.

What happens at a registration appeal?

Registration appeals are considered by an appeal panel, usually at a public hearing.

Three people sit on the appeal panel - the chair, a lay panellist and a person who is registered in the same part of the register as the appellant. If the appeal concerns a nursing associate, the registered panel member can either be a registered nurse or nursing associate.

If the appeal panel dismisses an appeal, we publish their decision on our website.