White v Nursing and Midwifery Council; Turner v Nursing and Midwifery Council

Medical practitioner – Disciplinary panel. The conduct and competence committee of the defendant Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) found the appellant nurses guilty of misconduct and struck them off the register of nurses. At the hearing, the committee admitted anonymous hearsay evidence adduced by the NMC. The Administrative Court held that, although the anonymous evidence should not have been admitted, the committee's reasoning and conclusions on the critical aspects of its findings were unassailable. Accordingly, it dismissed the appellants appeals against the committee's findings, save that the findings which had depended in part on the anonymous evidence would be quashed.

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