Competence

If you have concerns about the competence (or performance) of a nurse, you may wish to notify the Council of those concerns in writing. Please use the Concerns about a Nurse Form in the Downloads box on this page. If you want to discuss your concerns further before deciding about completing the form, please call our Nurse Advisor on 04 381 9086.

The Council may require the nurse to have their competence reviewed. Following that review the nurse may be required to have further education or practise under supervision for a period of time. In serious cases where there is a risk to public safety, the nurse may have their registration suspended until they complete a remedial programme. Information about the competence review process is in the Downloads box on this page.