Defending Midwives and Nurses from the Nurses and Midwifery Council

Specialist Defence Solicitors for NMC Investigations and Fitness to Practice Cases.

At Mark Reynolds Solicitors our team of expert defence lawyers have extensive experience in defending nurses and midwives facing disciplinary proceedings before the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Nurses and midwives may be referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council for several different reasons, including allegations of misconduct, a lack of competence, serious ill health, and criminal behaviour.

Whatever your reason for referral, we understand that as well as being extremely disruptive and distressing, the implications of being referred to the council can be detrimental to your career and reputation if not handled by an expert.

We have successfully defended nurses and midwives working for the NHS, private practices, nursing homes and as independent midwives.

The types of fitness to practise cases that we are experienced at defending include:

  • Quality of care.
  • Drug and alcohol misuse.
  • Professional boundaries.
  • Medicines management and administration.
  • Assessments and record keeping.
  • Serious ill health.

When you seek help from Mark Reynolds’ specialist NMC defence lawyers you can rest assured that we will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you, and that your case will be handled with confidentiality and sensitivity every step of the way.

Interim Orders

Whilst your case is being investigated you may be issued with an Interim Order that suspends or imposes conditions on your registration and prevents you from working.

We understand that being issued with an Interim Order can be very stressful and upsetting.  Our team of experts will do everything within their ability to give you the best chance of being able to continue to work throughout the investigation.

Our NMC Defence Services

The course of action that we will advise you to take will depend on the individual circumstances of your case.  Our extensive knowledge and experience of NMC cases allows us to explore every possible avenue of defence; and to guide, support, and advise you at every stage of the investigation.  We will work diligently to plan and prepare a strong defence strategy, to protect your practise, reputation and livelihood.

Just a few of the specialist services we provide when defending an NMC case include:

  • Negotiating with the NMC on your behalf.
  • Representing you at fitness to practise hearings.
  • Representing you at High Court appeals.
  • Preparation of responses.
  • Help and advice with filling out forms.
  • Preparation for hearings.
  • Providing expert advice surrounding professional registration, application for voluntary removal from the register and appealing against a decision.

What To Do if You Receive Notification of an NMC Investigation

If you have received notification that you are under investigation from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, it is very important that you do not correspond with them until you have received advice from a legal specialist.

No matter what stage your proceedings are at, our team of defence specialists are here to offer advice, guidance, and expert knowledge; to support you at a difficult time, and to attain the best possible outcome from the investigation.

For more help and advice with responding to the NMC and defending your case before the Nursing and Midwifery Council, get in touch with our team here at Mark Reynolds Solicitors for a free and confidential consultation by calling us on 0800 002 9577.