Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care v Nursing and Midwifery Council and another

Medical practitioner – Appeal against determination of disciplinary committee. The appellant Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care appealed against a decision of the Conduct and Competence Committee of the first respondent Nursing and Midwifery Council's (the NMC) decision to impose a conditions of practice order on the second respondent registered general nurse for nine months. The Administrative Court, in allowing the appeal, held that the decision had been informed by a serious procedural irregularity, due to the NMC's failure to adequately reflect the seriousness of the second respondent's conduct in the charges. The matter would be remitted with a direction to the NMC that it had to amend the charges.

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