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Fitness to Practise

As part of its aim of protecting the public, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland is legally responsible for considering complaints against nurses and midwives who practise in Ireland.

The publications in this section of the website provide Information on the complaints process for the public, employers and for nurses and midwives themselves. Information about submitting a complaint is also provided as is information on the inquiry process and details of the sanctions that can be taken and guidance for nurses and midwives who are the subject of a complaint.

Guide

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A Guide to Fitness to Practise (March 2017)


(PDF, 203 KB)

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Making a Complaint

NMBI has published guidance to assist in understanding the complaints process. 

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Making a Complaint


(PDF 1.33MB)

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An Employer’s Guide to Making a Complaint


(PDF 1.01MB)

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Responding to a Complaint to NMBI

NMBI has published guidance to assist nurses and midwives who are subject to a complaint.

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What to do if a complaint is made about you


(PDF, 962 KB)

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Sanctions in cases against Nurses or Midwives

Details of the sanctions that can be imposed and the factors that the Board may consider in deciding what sanction(s) to impose are set out in the booklet Guidance on Sanctions (March 2018).

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Guidance on Sanctions


(PDF, 184 KB)

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The role of Witnesses following a complaint

NMBI has prepared a booklet to assist those who are called to be a witness at a Fitness to Practise Inquiry.

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What to do if called to give evidence at a fitness to practise inquiry


(PDF 0.98 MB)

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