Help for nurses and midwives facing fitness to practise proceedings

We provide free or low cost assistance for nurses and midwives facing proceedings by the NMC where they do not have access to legal representation.


Sam Wilson
Programme Manager – FTP
sw [at]

If you or someone you know is facing professional conduct proceedings by the NMC, we may be able to help.

We can help with:

  • Understanding your legal position
  • Finding options for free legal representation
  • Preparing documents and materials for a panel hearing
  • Reviewing panel findings and the application of the law
  • Reviewing whether your hearing could be considered to have been unfair
  • Helping you to understand a negative panel finding
  • Helping you to understand the appeal process and options that may be available to you.

Even if proceedings have already started, we can still support you or help with a new application.