The Guardian has reported on criticisms made by the Nursing Standards Regulator about delays by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in resolving fitness to practice cases.
A high court judge recently quashed a finding of misconduct by the Nursing and Midwifery Council against two nurses after inexcusable delays of over ten years. MPs want all fitness to practice cases to be resolved within 12 months, however there are still over 400 unresolved fitness to practice cases that are over two years old.
Investigations can be incredibly traumatic for nurses and midwives. Your expertise is being questioned, and you may be facing suspension or even being stopped from practising. Long delays can only heighten this experience.
Slater and Gordon have Professional Conduct Solicitors who are experts in representing nurses and midwives facing professional conduct allegations or investigations into their fitness to practice. This includes representation at fitness to practice hearings.