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 practice 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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Emergency Procedures)(Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2020, SI 2020/364, among other amendments, temporarily amends the rules relating to the management of notices, hearings and meetings in fitness to practice and registration appeals hearings to enable panel events to take place by video-conferencing, audio-link and telephone. We are reviewing our content on the basis of information available and will keep it under regular review. Meanwhile, for updates on key developments and related practical guidance on the implications for lawyers, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the criminal justice system—overview and Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit.

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.

The task for the review panel is to assess the question of current impairment to form its own independent professional

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