Nursing & Midwifery Council v McMorine - extending suspension of midwife - QBD 11.9.07
Ms McMorine's registration was suspended in March 2006 pending investigations into allegations against her. The Council's powers to extend suspension are to a maximum of 18 months. After that they must apply to the High Court.
Granting a four month extension of suspension, Andrew Nicol QC confirmed the test for suspension as being "whether the Committee (or, as may be, the court) is satisfied that it is necessary for the protection of members of the public or is otherwise in the public interest or is in the interests of the person concerned".