We have received legal advice that nurses who have been suspended from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) are eligible to apply for registration with the SSSC.
If a nurse is working in a social service setting such as in a care home and they have been suspended from the NMC they can now apply for registration with the SSSC. We will look at the reasons for suspension from the NMC and only if we are satisfied that their fitness to practise to work in a care service is not affected then registration will be granted.
It is important that employers continue to follow the safe recruitment guidance.
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