Rishi Mital and Matthew Wyard discuss the legality of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's time limits for the completion of degree courses

If a woman was dismissed from employment for being pregnant, lawyers would cry discrimination. But what if a woman was dismissed from a course of study for the same reason?

Similarly, if a student was thrown out of university without any warning, education lawyers around the world would cry breach of contract or breach of fundamental public law rights. But what if the university said it had no choice in the matter?

These are just two of the situations that
have faced student nurses and have resulted in significant proposals that could lead to a landmark change in the regulatory system.


Jean Yves


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