Allegations of dishonesty thrown out by NMC fitness to practise panel thanks to Kings View Chambers

A NMC fitness to practise panel has thrown out all the NMC’s allegations of dishonest conduct made against our client.

A NMC fitness to practise panel has thrown out all the NMC’s allegations of dishonest conduct made against our client.

Our client, GR, was accused by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) of dishonest conduct in relation to a case where a patient sustained injuries.  GR maintained that another colleague was responsible for the injury but, the NMC accused them of dishonest conduct, alleging that GR sought to conceal their involvement in the incident.

When GR was notified of the NMC referral, they initially sought support and advice from their trade union. GR however commented that:

“Unfortunately, the RCN let me down as an RCN member in a time of need. When I went to them for help at the beginning of my NMC case, I was misled and misrepresented by non-legal RCN employers, resulting in my case going through to the highest process of fitness to practice panel hearing.”

Following this, GR instructed Kings View Chambers and was represented by joint head of chambers and fitness to practise defence barrister, Catherine Stock.

Catherine successfully persuaded the fitness to practise panel that there was no case to answer in the vast majority of the allegations.  The NMC resisted Catherine’s case in its entirety however, the panel determined that, taking account of all the evidence before it, there was no realistic prospect that it would find the facts of the charges proved and therefore there was no case to answer in respect of the charges.

With Catherine’s representation, the panel found no misconduct in GR’s case and consequently that GR’s fitness to practise was not impaired by reason of misconduct.

GR, speaking about their case, said:

“I cannot thank Catherine enough for her support with my NMC case.

“If I could give any nurse or professional a piece of advice when you read this review. Yes the fees may seem a lot and it may make you think, that’s a lot of money to spend. However, I would remind you, how work you have worked to get your professional qualification. Therefore invest in yourself now in a time of need, it really is worth the investment. REMEMBER this is your professional career at stake.

“Go to King’s View Chambers. It will be the best money you will ever spend in defending yourself, they are the best barristers in the business for healthcare professionals.”

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We understand the stress and anxiety caused by fitness to practise investigations and hearings.  We also know from years of experience that legal representation is key to good outcomes.

It is important however to seek legal advice without delay. There is often a very narrow window of opportunity to present Social Work England with a response which could lead to an early resolution.

Early engagement with specialist lawyers can help set the right strategy, consider the need to remediation and assist you with engaging and responding to your regulator.

We have a proven track record of success, acting for a range of health and care professionals facing fitness to practise issues.  You can read more about our case success, our excellent reviews and contact us for a free, no obligation case assessment.

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Disclaimer: This article is for guidance purposes only. Kings View Chambers accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any action taken, or not taken, in relation to this article. You should seek the appropriate legal advice having regard to your own particular circumstances.

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