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All you need to know about NMC fitness to practise cases

Fitness to practise cases are central to the NMC’s regulation of nursing standards

Fitness to practise cases are central to the NMC’s regulation of nursing standards

  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council responds to complaints about nurses and midwives by investigating the registrant’s fitness to practise (FtP)
  • The process can be daunting, so this step-by-step guide to FtP investigations aims to demystify the process
  • Details of changes to the FtP process during the COVID-19 pandemic and where to find support and counselling if you are being investigated
Picture: Daniel Mitchell The NMC and nursing regulation

Every year, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) receives more than 5,000 complaints about nurses, midwives and nursing associates. Each of these cases will need looking at through the regulator’s fitness to practise process to

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