Posted on 25 February 2016
Laura will sit on panels of the Conduct and Competence Committee as a registrant member. The role of this panel is to consider cases where a nurse or midwife’s fitness to practise is alleged to be impaired as a result of misconduct, lack of competence or a criminal offence and it is independent from the professional regulator.
Panelists hear evidence from the NMC and from the nurse or midwife in much the same way as in a court. The main decisions the panel has to make are whether the allegations have been proved; if they have, whether they amount to an impairment of fitness to practise, and if so, what the appropriate sanction is.
Laura comments: “I am looking forward to fulfilling this key role in the fitness to practise process and am keen to share the knowledge and experience gained throughout with colleagues and students.”