NMC Review hearings and restoration hearings
Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row
NMC Review hearings and restoration hearings

The following Corporate Crime guidance note Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • NMC Review hearings and restoration hearings
  • Review hearings
  • Restoration hearings
  • Review and restoration hearings—order of proceedings

Review hearings

A review hearing will be held to review a conditions of practice order or suspension order before the end of a specified time period or on an application by the registrant who may ask for the matter to be set down for a review. Therefore a review hearing is mandatory prior to an order expiring and may occur in other circumstances such as where a registrant applies for a variation to a conditions of practice order or the NMC requests a review due to any non-compliance by the registrant.

At a review hearing the panel has the power to:

  1. confirm the current order

  2. extend or further extend the period of the current order

  3. reduce the period of the current order; although a caution order cannot be reduced to less than one year beginning on the date that the order was made

  4. replace the order with any order that it could have made at the initial hearing

  5. vary any condition imposed by the current order, or

  6. revoke either the order or any condition imposed by the order

Where the panel decides to revoke a suspension order it may only do so subject to the registrant satisfying the NMC standards on additional education, training or experience. This may arise because the registrant will have had a period of non-practice, and therefore