Fitness to practise
Information about the types of allegations we deal with
This section will give you a broad overview of situations that could form grounds for an allegation of lack of fitness to practise.
We investigate allegations in four broad areas:
Behaviour which falls short of what can reasonably be expected of a nurse or midwife
Lack of knowledge, skill or judgement which means a nurse or midwife is unfit to practise
Cases concerning character nearly always involve some form of criminal behaviour
Long-term, untreated or unacknowledged physical or mental health conditions