Professional misconduct

NMC Fitness to Practise investigations

If you’re a nurse or midwife facing an NMC fitness to practice hearing, you need specialist legal advice right away. Our solicitors can advise and represent you from initial referral all the way through to a hearing, if things get that far.

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Slater and Gordon’s specialist team of professional misconduct lawyers have the experience and the approach you need. Call us now on 0161 830 9632 or contact us and we’ll call you.

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Do I need a solicitor for a fitness to practice hearing?

It should go without saying that nurses and midwives are pillars of the NHS, devoting their lives to a wonderful vocation. Unfortunately, things can sometimes go wrong for even the most dedicated staff, leading to the possibility of a disciplinary investigation or perhaps even criminal investigations.

Being faced with the possibility of a fitness to practice hearing before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is a deeply worrying prospect for any nurse or midwife.

Fortunately, our specialist disciplinary and regulatory defence solicitors have extensive experience of NMC disciplinary processes, meaning that we can assist you from the moment you’re made aware of the initial referral and investigation, through interim order panel hearings, all the way through to a full fitness to practice hearing in the event that things get that far.

However, as with most disciplinary processes, achieving a desirable outcome is often easier when you have expert representation at the earliest opportunity. If you’ve become aware of an investigation or have received a request for response, you should contact us right away.

We offer nationwide cover, with experts available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Talk to one of our experts today by calling 0161 830 9632 or contact us and we’ll be happy to call you.

How much does legal help with an NMC hearing cost?

In many cases the cost of your defence and representation during an investigation or at an NMC fitness to practice hearing will be met by your union or by an insurance policy. We’re happy to help you access this funding; and where it’s unavailable for whatever reason, we’ll be happy to talk to you about fixed fee representation and an affordable payment plan.

Talk to one of our experienced professional misconduct experts today by calling 0161 830 9632 or contact us and we’ll be happy to call you.

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