The fitness to practise process demystified: what every nurse and manager needs to know
FtP referral is distressing, but understanding what to expect can help you feel prepared
- Referral to the NMC is one of the most worrying things that can happen during a nurse, nursing associate or midwife’s career
- It’s important to bear in mind the FtP process is calibrated, and very few cases go as far as a strike-off order
- Expert advice on what to do if you have been referred – or if you are the registrant’s manager
Every year, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) receives more than 5,000 complaints about nurses, midwives and nursing associates.
Each case needs to be considered via the regulator’s fitness to practise (FtP) process to
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