Nurses suspended/struck off due to misuse of social media

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Dear Nursing and Midwifery Council,

I would like to know how many nurses have been struck off or suspended from the NMC Register in the last year (12th September 2012 to 11th September 2013) as a result of misuse of social media e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Yours faithfully,

Katie Sutton

foi&dparequest@NMC, Nursing and Midwifery Council

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Matthew Ramsey, Nursing and Midwifery Council

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Dear Katie Sutton,

I write in response to your freedom of information request set out below.

In the 12 months to 11th September 2013, 9 nurses were found proven of misconduct due to the misuse of social media.

Of these, 3 were struck off, 3 received a suspension order, 2 were cautioned and 1 had a substantive order allowed to expire.

I have carefully considered your request for information. However, if you are not satisfied with this response you have the right, under Section 50 of the FoIA to appeal against this decision. You should submit your appeal within 28 days by writing to:

Jackie Smith
Chief Executive and Registrar
Nursing & Midwifery Council
23 Portland Place
London W1B 1PZ

Your appeal will be investigated in line with our internal complaints procedure, which is attached. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you should then submit a letter to the Information Commissioner by writing to:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Yours sincerely,


Matthew Ramsey
Records and Archives Officer
Governance Directorate
020 7681 5751

Nursing and Midwifery Council
23 Portland Place
London W1B 1PZ
020 7333 9333 (Registrations Centre)

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