I know of an RMN who has practised on numerous occasions without a valid PIN number. What should I do?
Thank you for this question which is one of the most serious questions I have ever received.
It is a criminal offence to practice as a nurse without the appropriate qualifications and that would include being on the register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). http://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/ This would include renewing registration as and when required.
Anyone employing a nurse should check the pin number given to them by the applicant. This is a fairly straightforward task and can be done through the NMC website.
These are the immediate ways you could report this:
Speak to the employer
Speak to the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Speak to the Police
If I can help in anyway please contact me again.
What would you like to ask Sheila?
Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.
Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.
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