Chapter 7


1. ______________ law would be used to prosecute a nurse who has been negligent. 

Answer: Civil

2. ____________ law is used where someone has broken one or more laws of the country 

Answer: Criminal

3. The NMC defines Fitness to Practise as ‘a person’s suitability to be on the register without ____________’ 

Answer: restrictions

4. Nurses must be able to account for their actions, __________ and decisions. 

Answer: omissions

5. There is a memorandum of agreement between the police and the NMC, which allows the police to inform the NMC if a nurse has been convicted of a ___________ offence. 

Answer: recordable

6. The _________ Test is used by Courts of Law in cases where negligence is alleged for the standard of care given. 

Answer: Bolam 

7. Responsibility refers to the acceptance of and carrying out a task within your sphere of _________.

Answer: competence

8. A nurse should assess your level of competence, knowledge and _________ before delegating a task or activity to you. 

Answer: understanding

9. Aggressive, violent or threatening behaviour includes both physical and ________ intimidation and assault. 

Answer: verbal

10. Both criminal convictions and ________ can give concern for a student’s fitness to practise. 

Answer: cautions 

11. A caution order by the NMC can last for between one to ___ years. 

Answer: five ​

12. A condition of practice order by the NMC can last for up to _____ years. 

Answer: three 

13. A suspension order can be applied by the NMC for up to ____ year in the first instance. 

Answer: one 

14. If a nurse is struck off the NMC register they cannot ask to be readmitted for _____ years. 

Answer: five 

15. At the end of your programme the university has to confirm to the NMC that you are of good _________ and good _________. 

Answer: health/ character