The Nursing and Midwifery Council (Education, Registration and Registration Appeals) Rules Order of Council 2004
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Whereas in exercise of the powers conferred on it by articles 5(2)(b), 5(4), 7(1), 7(2), 9(2), 10(1) to (3), 12(1), 13(1)(c)(iii), 15(2), 19(1) to (3), 37 and 47(2) of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001, and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has made the Nursing and Midwifery (Education, Registration and Registration Appeals) Rules 2004 as set out in the Schedule to this Order:
And whereas by articles 47(1) and 48 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 such Rules shall not come into force until approved by order of the Privy Council:
Now, therefore, Their Lordships, having taken the Rules into consideration, are pleased to, and do hereby, approve them.
This Order may be cited as the Nursing and Midwifery (Education, Registration and Registration Appeals) Rules 2004 Order of Council 2004 and shall come into force on 1st August 2004.
Clerk of the Council
1. Citation and commencement
3. Education leading to registration and re-registration
4. The register
5. Application for admission to a part of the register
6. Requirements for declarations of good health and good character
7. Prescribed period between the award of an approved qualification and registration
8. Overseas applications for registration which are unsuccessful
9. Knowledge of English
10. Registration period
11. Notice of renewal of registration
12. Service of notices in relation to registration
13. Renewal of registration
14. Lapse of registration
15. Readmission to the register
16. Amendments to the register
17. Circumstances for refund of renewal of registration fee
19. Service of documents in relation to registration appeals
20. Period during which an appeal may be made
21. Notice of appeal
22. Acknowledgement by the Council
23. Notice of hearing
24. Parties, representation etc.
25. Consideration by the Appeal Panel
26. Preliminary meetings
27. Powers to determine an appeal without a hearing
28. Postponement or adjournment of a hearing
29. Absence of the appellant
30. Conduct of the hearing
31. Procedure at the hearing
32. Disposal of cases
33. Consideration of cases by the Council
The Nursing and Midwifery Council in exercise of its powers under articles 5(2)(b), 5(4), 7(1), 7(2), 9(2), 10(1), 10(2), 10(3), 12(1), 13(1)(c)(iii), 15(2), 19(1), 19(2), 19(3), 37 and 47(2) of, and Schedule 4 to, the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf and following consultation in accordance with articles 5(3) and 47 of that Order hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1. These Rules may be cited as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Education, Registration and Registration Appeals) Rules 2004 and shall come into force on 1st August 2004.
2. In these Rules -
Education leading to registration and re-registration
3. - (1) Where an approved programme of education leads to the award of a qualification listed in the Annex to the Nursing Directive or Midwifery Directive, it shall comply with the training requirements in articles 1 and 2 of the second Nursing Directive or articles 1 and 3 of the second Midwifery Directive (the requirements of which are reproduced in paragraphs 1, 2(b), 3, 4, A and B of Schedule 1 and paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, A and B of Schedule 2).
(2) The requirements for entry to an approved programme of education shall include the requirements of article 1.2(a) of the second Nursing Directive or article 1.2 of the second Midwifery Directive, (the requirements of which are reproduced in paragraph 2(a) of Schedule 1 and paragraph 2 of Schedule 2).
(3) A registrant must undertake such continuing professional development as the Council shall specify in standards in accordance with article 19(1) of the Order.
(4) A person applying for registration, renewal or readmission:
(b) whose registration has lapsed and who applies for readmission to the register, unless in the five years before the date of her application for readmission to the register she has practised for at least 750 hours; or
(c) who, subject to paragraph (5) has practised for less than 450 hours in the three years preceding the date of an application for renewal of registration,
shall undertake such education and training or gain such experience as the Council specifies in standards in accordance with article 19(3) of the Order.
4. - (1) The Registrar shall enter in the register against the full name of each registrant -
(b) her address for correspondence;
(c) any registrable qualification, including any mark which denotes her field of practice as it applies to that qualification;
(d) any recordable qualification.
(2) The home address of a registrant shall not be included in any published version of the register without her consent.
(b) signed by the applicant;
(c) sent or delivered to the Registrar;
(d) supported by payment of the appropriate fee prescribed in the Fees Rules;
(e) accompanied by evidence of her qualification as referred to in paragraph (2) and a supporting declaration as described in rule 6.
(2) The applicant shall provide -
(ii) where the applicant is relying on article 13(1)(b) of the Order, the certificate or other document issued by the competent authority of the relevant EEA State attesting to her qualification and, where appropriate, evidence that all the conditions imposed pursuant to article 14(2) of the Order have been met, or
(iii) where the applicant is relying on article 13(1)(c) of the Order, evidence of her qualification and, where appropriate, such other evidence as the Council may reasonably require (such as a document that details her training and references) in order to satisfy the Council that she has met the requisite standard of proficiency for admission to the part of the register in respect of which she is applying; and
(b) such other documents, information or evidence as the Registrar may reasonably require for the purposes of verifying the information in and determining the application.
Requirements for declarations of good health and good character
(ii) by the lead midwife for education, whose name has been notified to the Council, who is responsible for midwifery education in the relevant approved educational institution, or her designated registered midwife substitute,
(b) for an applicant who has not applied to join the register within six months of the award of her registrable qualification but who makes an application to join the register, in accordance with rule 5(2)(a)(i), within five years of completing a pre-registration programme -
(ii) by a declaration signed by a registrant who is registered in the part or sub-part of the register in which the applicant is applying to be registered, who has known the applicant for at least one year and who has been in contact with her during the preceding six months and who is able to attest to the matters set out in the declaration;
(c) for an applicant applying for readmission to the register who has not completed a return to practice programme, by a declaration signed by a registrant who is registered in the part or sub-part of the register in which the applicant is applying to be registered, who has known the applicant for at least one year and who has been in contact with her during the preceding six months and who is able to attest to the matters set out in the declaration;
(bb) where such document is not required by the competent authority of her Member State of origin, by a document issued by a competent authority which attests to the applicant's good health, and
(ii) by the document
(bb) where the competent authority of her Member State of origin, does not issue such documents, by a declaration on oath or solemn declaration to the same effect, made by the applicant before a competent judicial or administrative authority or (where appropriate) a notary or duly qualified professional body of the relevant state, provided in each case that such declaration is authenticated by a certificate issued by the authority, notary or body,
and for the purposes of paragraph (5) or (6), any such document as mentioned in paragraph (i) or (ii) is to be treated as a supporting declaration;
(e) for an applicant applying to join the register who is relying on article 13(1)(c) of the Order, by a declaration signed -
(ii) by a member of the occupational health department of a body that has employed or engaged the applicant who, on the basis of a health assessment of the applicant undertaken by that department, is able to attest to the matters set out in the declaration, or
(iii) by a registered medical practitioner who has undertaken a health assessment of the applicant within the last six months.
(2) In the case of an applicant who is a nurse to whom paragraph (1)(e) applies and who has successfully completed a period of supervised practice in the United Kingdom, the declaration by the applicant shall be supported by a declaration signed by the nurse registrant, whose name has been notified to the Council, responsible for supervising and assessing her during her period of supervised practice.
(b) the supporting declaration provided under paragraph (1)(a), (b), (c), (d)(i), (e), (2) or (3); and
(c) such other matters as appear to her to be relevant,
and for this purpose the Registrar may seek information additional to that provided with the application for registration.
(b) the supporting declaration provided under paragraph (1)(a), (b), (c), (d)(ii), (e), (2) or (3);
(c) any conviction or caution which the applicant has received in the United Kingdom for a criminal offence or a conviction received elsewhere for an offence which, if committed in England and Wales, would constitute a criminal offence;
(d) any determination by a body responsible for regulating or licensing a health or social care profession to the effect that the applicant's fitness to practise is impaired; and
(e) any other matters which, in the opinion of the Registrar, appear to be relevant,
and for this purpose the Registrar may seek information additional to that provided with the application for registration.
(b) her lineal ancestor, lineal descendent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece or first cousin of hers or of her spouse; or
(c) the spouse of any relative mentioned in paragraph (b),
and for the purposes of deducing any such relationship "spouse" includes a former spouse, a partner to whom the person is not married, and a partner of the same sex.
(b) the applicant will not be entitled to any refund of the fee paid, in accordance with rule 3(d) of the Fees Rules, in respect of an unsuccessful application;
(c) the applicant may make a new application for registration after the period for an appeal, set out in rule 20, has elapsed and any such application must be accompanied by the relevant fee, as set out in rule 3(d) of the Fees Rules.
Knowledge of English
(b) end on the last day of the month of registration in the third calendar year after the year in which she was first registered.
(4) Any subsequent registration in another part of the register will end on the same date as that determined under paragraph (3)(b).
(b) notice of the renewal fee prescribed in rule 3(e) of the Fees Rules; and
(c) a notice warning her that unless the completed application form, accompanied by the prescribed renewal fee, is received by the Registrar on or before the date specified in the notice, her registration shall lapse.
Service of notices in relation to registration
(b) confirmation from the applicant that -
(ii) she has, subject to rule 3(5), practised for no fewer than 450 hours in the three years preceding the date of her application for renewal of her registration;
(c) the fee for renewal prescribed in rule 3(e) of the Fees Rules.
(2) Subject to rule 14(4) a registrant's registration in a part of the register shall lapse at the end of the registration period unless it has been renewed in accordance with the provisions of this rule.
(b) if the person concerned is the subject of a suspension order, a conditions of practice order, an interim suspension order or an interim conditions of practice order.
Readmission to the register
(b) one of whom shall have worked with her during her most recent period of employment or self-employment, if any; and
(c) one of whom will, for an applicant mentioned in rule 6(1)(a) or (c), be required to provide a supporting declaration in accordance with rule 6(1)(a) or (c). Amendments to the register
- (1) A registrant shall notify the Registrar in writing within one month of any change in her name or address.
(b) to give effect to any order made by a Practice Committee under Part V of the Order;
(c) to give effect to any decision made on an appeal under article 37 or 38 of the Order;
(d) to reflect any other information which comes to the attention of the Registrar and which in her opinion requires an amendment to be made to the register in order to maintain its accuracy.
(3) Before making any amendment under paragraph (2)(a) or (d) the Registrar may make such further enquiries or require such further evidence from the registrant concerned as appears to the Registrar to be appropriate.
18. In these part of the Rules -
Service of documents in relation to registration appeals
19. - (1) In this part of the Rules a reference to the sending of a notice or other document to any person is a reference to it being sent
(b) in the case of the appellant, to the address identified in her notice of appeal; and
(c) in all other cases, to the last known address of that person.
(2) All communications to be sent for the purposes of these Rules may be sent by post and any such communication shall be treated as having been sent on the date which appears on the letter or document.
(b) where the appeal is against a failure to issue a decision as referred to in sub-paragraph (d) of that article, before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the day after the expiry of the period referred to in article 9(4) of the Order.
Notice of appeal
(ii) her personal identification number or her personal reference number,
(iii) where the appeal is against a decision referred to in article 37(1)(a), (b) or (c) of the Order, the date, nature and other relevant details of the decision against which the appeal is brought,
(iv) where the appeal is against a failure to issue a decision as referred to in article 37(1)(d) of the Order, the date, nature and other relevant details of the application in respect of which there has been a failure to issue a decision,
(v) a concise statement of the grounds of the appeal, and
(vi) the name and address of the appellant's representative (if any) and a statement as to whether the Council should correspond with that representative concerning the appeal instead of with the appellant;
(b) state that the notice is a notice of appeal; and
(3) The appellant shall attach to the notice of appeal a copy of any documents on which she proposes to rely for the purposes of her appeal.
(b) even if she does not request a hearing, the Council may hold one if it considers it to be desirable; and
(c) she may be heard and be represented at such a hearing.
(2) The period within which the appellant may make a request that a hearing be held may be extended by the Council at its discretion.
(b) a person who has never been admitted to the register or the old register and who is not a registered medical practitioner; and
(c) where the health of the appellant is in issue, a registered medical practitioner.
(4) A member of the Council shall be appointed as Chair.
(b) the Appeal Panel has notified the appellant and the Registrar of its intention to do so; and
(c) the Appeal Panel considers it desirable to do so having taken into account any representations received in response to the notice referred to in paragraph (b).
(2) If the Appeal Panel decides under paragraph (1) to determine an appeal without an oral hearing, it shall take into account any written representations provided in accordance with rule 24(5) or written representations from the Registrar received by the Council before the beginning of the period of seven days ending with the date on which the Appeal Panel determines the appeal.
(b) the appellant has informed the Council that she intends to attend or be represented; but
(c) she does not attend and is not represented,
the Appeal Panel may nevertheless proceed with the hearing if it is satisfied that all reasonable steps have been taken to give notice of the hearing to the appellant.
(b) the appellant or any person called on her behalf may be cross-examined by the Registrar and, in the case of a person called on her behalf, re-examined by the appellant;
(c) the Registrar may present her case in support of the decision appealed against or her failure to issue a decision;
(d) the Registrar or any person called on her behalf may be cross-examined by the appellant and, in the case of a person called on the Registrar's behalf, re-examined by the Registrar;
(e) the Registrar may address the Appeal Panel on her case in respect of the decision appealed against or her failure to issue a decision; and
(f) the appellant may address the Appeal Panel on her case in respect of her appeal.
(4) The parties shall be entitled to give evidence, to call witnesses, to question any witnesses and to address the Appeal Panel both on the evidence and generally on the subject matter of the appeal.
(b) calling, or questioning witnesses;
(c) cross-examining or re-examining witnesses;
(d) or addressing the Panel,
shall be read as references to the representative of the appellant or the Registrar as the case may be.
Articles 1, 2 and Annex
1. The formal qualification of nurses responsible for general care is subject to the person concerned passing an examination which guarantees that during her training period she has acquired:
(b) sufficient knowledge of nature and ethics of the profession and of the general principles of health and nursing;
(c) adequate clinical experience; such experience, which should be selected for its training value, should be gained under the supervision of qualified nursing staff and in places where the number of qualified staff and equipment are appropriate for the nursing care of the patients;
(d) the ability to participate in the practical training of health personnel and experience of working with such personnel;
(e) experience of working with members of other professions in the health sector.
The training referred to in paragraph 1 shall include at least:
(b) full time training, of a specifically vocational nature, which must cover the subjects of the programme set out [below] and comprise a three-year course or 4600 hours of theoretical and clinical instruction.
Member States shall ensure that the institution training nurses is responsible for the co-ordination of theoretical and clinical instruction throughout the training.
(b) "Clinical instruction" shall be defined as: that part of nursing training whereby student nurses as part of a team and in direct contact with a healthy or sick individual and/or a community learn to plan, provide and assess the required total nursing care on the basis of their acquired knowledge and skills. The student nurse learns not only to be a member of the team, but to be a team leader organising total nursing care, including health education, for individuals and small groups in the health institutions or in the community.
This instruction takes place in hospitals and other health institutions and in the community, under the responsibility of teachers who are nurses and with the co-operation and assistance of other qualified nurses. Other qualified personnel may be involved in this teaching process.
nature and ethics of the profession,
general principles of health and nursing,
nursing principles in relation to:
- general and specialist medicine,
- general and specialist surgery,
- child care and paediatrics,
- maternity care,
- mental health and psychiatry,
- care of the old and geriatrics.
(b) Basic sciences:
anatomy and physiology,
bacteriology, virology and parasitology,
biophysics, biochemistry and radiology,
- preventive medicine,
- health education,
(c) Social sciences:
principles of administration,
principles of teaching,
social and health legislation,
legal aspects of nursing.
B. Clinical Instruction:
- general and specialist surgery,
- child care and paediatrics,
- maternity care,
- mental health and psychiatry,
- care of the old and geriatrics,
- home nursing.
Articles 1 and 3
[The numbering given to some of the provisions reproduced below has been changed for ease of reference]
1. [Formal qualification in midwifery is subject to the person concerned acquiring during the total duration of her training:]
(b) adequate knowledge of the ethics of the profession and the professional legislation;
(c) detailed knowledge of biological functions, anatomy, and physiology in the field of obstetrics and of the newly born, and also a knowledge of the relationship between the state of health and the physical and social environment of the human being, and of her behaviour;
(d) adequate clinical experience gained in approved institutions under the supervision of staff qualified in midwifery and obstetrics;
(e) adequate understanding of the training of health personnel and experience of working with such personnel.
The training referred to in paragraph 1 shall comprise:
(b) or a full-time course in midwifery lasting at least 18 months, admission to which is subject to possession of a diploma, certificate or other evidence of formal qualifications of nurses responsible for general care.
The course in midwifery provided for in paragraph 2(a) shall cover at least the subjects of the training programme listed below.
2. Basic Pathology;
3. Basic bacteriology, virology and parasitology;
4. Basic biophysics, biochemistry and radiology;
5. Paediatrics, with particular reference to new-born infants;
6. Hygiene, health education, preventive medicine, early diagnosis of diseases;
7. Nutrition and dietetics, with particular reference to women, new-born and young babies;
8. Basic sociology and socio-medical questions;
9. Basic pharmacology;
11. Principles and methods of teaching;
12. Health and social legislation and health organisation;
13. Professional ethics and professional legislation;
14. Sex education and family planning;
15. Legal protection of mother and infant.
(b) Subjects specific to the activities of midwives:
2. Embryology and development of the fetus;
3. Pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium;
4. Gynaecological and obstetrical pathology;
5. Preparation for childbirth and parenthood, including psychological aspects;
6. Preparation for delivery (including knowledge and use of technical equipment in obstetrics);
7. Analgesia, anaesthesia and resuscitation;
8. Physiology and pathology of the new-born infant;
9. Care and supervision of the new-born infant;
10. Psychological and social factors.
B Practical and Clinical Training
2. Supervision and care of at least 40 women in labour;
3. The student should personally carry out at least 40 deliveries; where this number cannot be reached owing to the lack of available women in labour, it may be reduced to a minimum of 30, provided that the student participates actively in 20 further deliveries;
4. Active participation with breech deliveries. Where this is not possible because of lack of breech deliveries, practice may be in a simulated situation;
5. Performance of episiotomy and initiation into suturing. Initiation shall include theoretical instruction and clinical practice. The practice of suturing includes suturing of the wound following an episiotomy and a simple perineal laceration. This may be in a simulated situation if absolutely necessary;
6. Supervision and care of 40 women at risk in pregnancy or labour or post-natal period;
7. Supervision and care (including examination) of at least 100 post-natal women and healthy new-born infants;
8. Observation and care of the new-born requiring special care including those born pre-term, post-term, underweight or ill;
9. Care of women with pathological conditions in the fields of gynaecology and obstetrics;
10. Initiation into care in the field of medicine and surgery. Initiation shall include theoretical instruction and clinical practice.
The following information shall be provided by an applicant, on the personalised documentation supplied by the Council -
(b) her forenames;
(c) her personal identification number or personal reference number as applicable;
(d) her address for correspondence;
(e) the part of the register to which her application relates;
(f) details of her qualification;
(g) a declaration by the applicant as to her good health and good character;
(h) confirmation that she has not been convicted of any criminal offence or been issued with a formal caution and, if she has, details of such conviction or formal caution.
1. The following information shall be provided by the registrant, on the personalised documentation supplied by the Council -
(b) her initials;
(c) her personal identification number;
(d) the date upon which her existing period of registration shall end;
(e) a declaration that she has complied with rule 13(1) in respect of the part or parts of the register in relation to which she is seeking to renew her registration; and
(f) a declaration by the registrant as to her good health and good character.
Any registrant who has been convicted of any criminal offence or been issued with a formal caution, since her registration or last renewal of registration, shall provide details of the same in a manner which the Council may from time to time determine.
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order, which is made under the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001, approves Rules made by the Nursing and Midwifery Council ("NMC") which deal in Part 1 with general provisions relating to commencement and interpretation; in Part 2 with Education; in Part 3 with Registration; and in Part 4 with Registration Appeals.
Rule 1 provides for the Rules to come into force on 1st August 2004.
Rule 2 provides definitions of terms used in the Rules.
Rule 3 contains requirements to be observed by a nurse or midwife in respect of education to be undertaken where she first applies for registration more than five years after being awarded the qualification on which her application is based; whose registration has lapsed and who, in the five years before she applies for readmission to the register, has practised for less than 750 hours; or who has practised for less than 450 hours since she last renewed her registration. There is a transitional provision to ensure that, until two years after the coming into force of these rules, training undertaken under the previous arrangements will be taken into account in determining whether she satisfies the last of these.
The rule also requires nurses and midwives to undertake continuing professional development in accordance with standards set by the NMC; and contains requirements to be met by training leading to a qualification which is subject to automatic recognition by other EEA States and Switzerland under Directive 77/452/EEC (nurses) or 80/154/EEC (midwives).
Rule 4 contains provisions relating to the register to be maintained by the NMC. It provides what information is to be kept on the register about registered nurses and midwives (name, address, qualifications etc). A home address is not to be included in the published register without the consent of the nurse or midwife concerned.
Rule 5 sets out the process of applying for admission to the register and the evidence to be provided in support of the application.
Rule 6 sets out what evidence of good character and good health is to be supplied by a nurse or midwife applying for admission to the register .
Rule 7 prescribes 5 years as the period after which a person applying for admission to the register for the first time after obtaining the relevant qualification must undertake additional training.
Rule 8 provides that where an application is made on the basis of a qualification awarded outside the EEA and the Registrar is not satisfied that the applicant meets the standards required, the evaluation fee paid under the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Fees) Rules 2004 will not be refunded; and the application will be retained until the time for any appeal expires after which another application may be made accompanied by another evaluation fee.
Rule 9 provides that an applicant for registration who is not exercising a right under European Community law may be required to produce evidence that she has sufficient knowledge of English to be able to practise safely and competently.
Rule 10 - A nurse or midwife will renew her registration at the end of a registration period which is generally three years. This rule sets out how a registration period is determined in various circumstances including the general case but also following a first application for admission to the register and after readmission or restoration to the register.
Rules 11 and 13 set out the procedure for renewal of registration.
Rule 12 relates to the addresses to which notices are to be sent under the Rules and the date on which they are presumed to have been sent.
Rule 14 concerns the lapse of registration on application by the registered nurse or midwife or on a failure to satisfy requirements as to continuing professional development or other additional education, training or experience. Registration shall not lapse merely for non-payment of a fee or failure to apply for renewal where the nurse or midwife concerned is the subject of an allegation or of investigations or proceedings under Part V or Part VI of the Nursing and Midwifery Order.
Rule 15 sets out the procedure for readmission to the register.
Rule 16 requires registrants to notify the Registrar of a change of name or address and provides for the Registrar to amend the register following such notification, to reflect an order made by a Practice Committee or to reflect other relevant information.
Rule 17 provides that a registration fee relating to any complete year after a nurse or midwife retires on reaching her occupational retirement age or on grounds of ill-health may be refunded.
Rule 18 defines terms used in that Part of the Rules.
Rule 19 relates to the addresses to which documents are to be sent and the date on which they are to be treated as sent.
Rule 20 provides that an appeal must be made within 28 days of the decision appealed against or, where there has been a failure to issue a decision, within 28 days of the date by which a decision should have been given.
Rule 21 describes how notice of an appeal must be given.
Rule 22 provides that the Council shall acknowledge the notice and inform the appellant that she is entitled to request a hearing. Even if she does not do so the Council may decide that a hearing is desirable.
Rule 23 provides that the Council shall give notice of a hearing
Rule 24 provides that the parties must inform the Council whether they intend to attend the hearing and whether they intend to call witnesses. An appellant may be represented. An appellant may submit written representations if she does not intend to be present at or represented at the hearing. The Council may offer anyone who, in its opnion, has an interest in the proceedings the opportunity to make written representations.
Rule 25 relates to the constitution of the Council or Appeal Panel considering the appeal and provides for decision by majority vote (the Chair has a casting vote in favour of the apppellant in the case of a tie).
Rule 26 provides for a preliminary meeting to be held if it would, in the opinion of the Appeal Panel, assist it to perform its functions, and for directions to be given.
Rule 27 provides that, in specified circumstances, an appeal may be determined without an oral hearing.
Rule 28 provides that an Appeal Panel may postpone a hearing or adjourn proceedings.
Rule 29 provides that an Appeal Panel may determine an appeal in the absence of the appellant where satisfied that reasonable steps have been taken to notify her of the hearing.
Rule 30 relates to the conduct of the hearing which is to be in public unless the Appeal Panel considers that, for one of the reasons specified, all or part of it should be in private. The rule provides for the Appeal Panel, taking account of criteria set out, to determine the order in which the parties will be heard and for the giving of evidence.
Rule 31 relates to the evidence which may be presented to the Appeal Panel and permits a party to rely on grounds not stated in the notice of appeal.
Rule 32 provides for the Appeal Panel to give notice of its decision.
Schedules 1 and 2 set out provisions of Directives 77/453/EEC (nurses) and 80/155/EEC (midwives) respectively which relate to training and which are referred to in the rules.
Schedule 3 sets out the information to be provided in respect of an application for registration.
Schedule 4 sets out the information to be provided in respect of an application for renewal of registration.
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