458. The Nursing and Midwifery Council and its committees.

Provision is made for the constitution of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, which is a body corporate1.

There are two practice committees of the Council2, known as the investigating committee3 and the fitness to practise committee4. Each of these practice committees has the functions conferred on it by the Nursing and Midwifery Order 20015. If it appears to the Council that a practice committee is failing to perform its functions adequately, the Council may give a direction as to the proper performance of those functions

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