Miracles do happen! I was referred to ftp in November 2019, investigation started January 2022 and finally today, found out CASE CLOSED. Without a doubt one of the hardest things to go through as everyone can relate. Thank you Cathryn, Simon and everyone else.


I have been a registered nurse (RMN) for 11 years. I worked at the same hospital for 10 years. I made a medication error and I was investigated for the medication error. Eventually I was referred to the NMC by them. I left the company in 2021.

The initial referral to NMC was torture. I didn’t understand the process at all, the only thing I remember was I was adamant I would be suspended from the register with no job and income.

Honestly, I found this group and the support I received from Cathryn and Simon was second to none. I am forever grateful to them.

I was given conditions of practice which I worked through for around a year and a half at a new job as a Clinical Lead.

I was so lucky and grateful to find a hospital that supported my conditions of practice.

Finally after one year and 7 months since my referral to the NMC my conditions of practice have been removed and my case is now closed.

Please, those who are going through this process, don’t give up. There are so many times that I have considered scrapping this whole process because of the stress. Please don’t give up, better days are coming for you all.


“There is no doubt that I could not have gone through this without NMCWatch. Following the suspension order I was broken, considered leaving nursing and coming off the register. NMCWatch put me back together and made me a stronger and better version of myself, I will always be grateful xxx”


Simon Holborn and Cathryn Watters were my legal team and were both so incredibly knowledgeable about the whole FtP process. Without them, I would never have got through my long and torturous process and indeed a hearing that spanned over six months. Cannot thank them enough for all their help and support.


Thank you for the support and guidance I received from this group. Cathryn Watters has always given me the support and encouragement to face NMC since I found NMCWatch. Today is my last day at [the] ward, where I did my return to practice and my condition of practice. In February I am joining my new ward.


I will be eternally grateful for all the support that I have been given by NMCWatch. My buddy has helped me so much and gave me the strength to not give up when I thought “why am I doing this?”.
After 17 months of dealing with false allegations and lies the NMC have finally said they are not going to investigate the allegations.
The buddy program is amazing and without it, I don’t know what I would have done. Thank you so much to everyone in the group who, despite going through such a hard time, still take the time to support each other. You are all amazing people.


Retired Nurse

Simon was brilliant this morning… my partner said to me today that Simon achieved so much for me in 2 days [that my] stupid union didn’t do for almost 2 years!


When I thought I was losing everything, felt worthless and hopeless, and my anxiety was high, I would talk things through with my buddy. They would calm me down, put things back into perspective and help me to restart.

Thank you for the buddy system. Talking through the challenging times is a lot easier knowing someone has gone through a similar process and can really relate to how you are feeling. I am forever grateful.


(Buddy) Sue has been so knowledgeable in terms of process and procedures and given me help and support in preparing my response. More importantly, she has been there for me psychologically. She believed me, and that was the most important thing. Sue understands how challenging this process is and understands the weaknesses of the NMC investigative processes. Sue listened and remembered personal challenges and was there with an important message of support… couldn’t ask for a better guardian angel.


Simon Holborn and Cathryn have both been amazing support and help to me during probably the most difficult time of my life. Could not have got through it without the support, reassurance and help.


There are some seriously amazing people in this world, and Cathryn and Simon are both sitting proudly at the top of them!
Special people who are the most supportive and caring individuals.
Just off to sob as the 2nd case is dropped and I am finally FREE!!!