NMC publishes research findings into Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) representation in FtP cases
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has today published the findings of research led by Professor West from the University of Greenwich, exploring the progress and outcomes of black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses and midwives going through our fitness to practise (FtP) process.
The report was commissioned to help identify the extent to which BME nurses and midwives are represented in FtP cases. There were a number of key findings within the report, the most significant being that BME nurses and midwives are more likely to be referred to us than their white counterparts. It highlighted that employers were the largest source of referrals and these referrals were most likely to progress through to the later stages of the FTP process. However, BME nurses and midwives are less likely to be struck off or suspended than white nurses and midwives.