The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) states that '...if you have concerns that someone who is registered as a nurse or midwife is not fit to practise because of a health or character issue, you have a duty outlined in the Code to make your concerns known.'
The following publications, available on the NMC website, provide further information:
If you have concerns about the fitness to practise of a colleague you should:
At all stages, ensure that you keep records of your concerns, and any steps you have taken to resolve them, as you may need to refer to them at a later date.Back to contents
You can contact us between 8.30am and 8.30pm, 7 days a week, 365 days per year on 0345 772 6100 for further support. We may put you in touch with a local RCN representative to support you with raising concerns.Back to contents