Nurses and Midwives Act 2011

88.

Duty of registered nurses and registered midwives to demonstrate professional competence to satisfaction of Board.

88.— (1) The Board may require a registered nurse or registered midwife to demonstrate competence to the satisfaction of the Board in accordance with a professional competence scheme applicable to that nurse or midwife or otherwise.

(2) The Board may require a registered nurse or registered midwife who fails to demonstrate competence to the satisfaction of the Board to attend a course or courses of further education or training or to do anything which, in the opinion of the Board, is necessary to satisfy the Board as to the competence of that nurse or midwife.

(3) Where the Board considers that a registered nurse or registered midwife—

( a) who, being required under section 87(3) to co-operate with any requirements imposed on that nurse or midwife by the rules, has refused to so co-operate, has failed to so co-operate or has ceased to so co-operate,

( b) has contravened section 87(5) ,

( c) may pose an immediate risk of harm to the public, or

( d) may have committed a serious breach of its guidance on ethical standards and behaviour,

then the Board shall forthwith make a complaint to the Preliminary Proceedings Committee.