000 days

since the NMC committed to investigate its ‘established procedures’. We’re still watching!

Preparing for my hearing: gathering useful information

We have shown you how to approach your employers past and present to gather useful information they may hold on you that can assist in your case.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council also hold your data and although they will send you information relevant to your case in the bundle they may be other information that is not included that can be relevant.
When ever you have a hearing with them – whether substantial or an interim order hearing there are transcripts of the hearing. These are not automatically sent to you – instead a summary is given which outlines the key points but the transcripts give the actual detail of ALL conversations during that hearing. These can provide useful information for you in both understanding their reasoning but also examining if they have made any errors in determining the outcome of your case.
As soon as your hearing is completed write to your case officer but cc the Freedom of Information team into the email requesting the transcripts.
Here is the email: foi&dparequest@nmc-uk.org
Below is a template of such a request:
Dear ( enter Case officer name )
Re: ( enter full name and case number ) ( enter PIN number )
Please supply the personal data you hold about me, which I am entitled to receive under data protection law:
[Give specific details of where to search for the personal data you want, for example:
  • Full transcripts of hearings dated ( enter each date of each hearing )
  • All emails between referral source ( enter name if known ) and personnel at the NMC
I appreciate that some information in this Subject Access Request will be provided under the Freedom of Information Act and some under the Data Protection Act and that timeframes differ for both sets of data.
I would prefer the information to be sent to me in paper format rather than electronically as am aware of issues in accessing the Egress database for registrants.
It may be helpful for you to know that data protection law requires you to respond to a request for personal data within one calendar month.
If you do not normally deal with these requests, please pass this letter to your data protection officer or relevant staff member.
If you need advice on dealing with this request, the Information Commissioner’s Office can assist you. Its website is ico.org.uk, or it can be contacted on 0303 123 1113.
Yours faithfully