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Please click the links to download the required resources. These are posted here for use as required by anyone who needs them, free of charge. Author - Craig Longstaff.

ACAS Code of Practice - Disciplinary and Grievance
ACAS - Mediation
Action Planner
ADR - Guide
Appeal Letter - Disciplinary or Disciplinary Action
Appeal Letter - Exclusion - CEO
Appeal Letter - Grievance Decision
Chronology Letters Template
Compromise Agreements 2
Compromise Agreements 1
Compromise, Settlement & Termination
Conflict - Quotes and Inspirations
Costs and Losses - Costings (Specific Event)
Costs and Losses - Retrievable (description and costs)
Costs and Losses - Summary
Costs and Losses - Travel
Diary 1 (events)
Diary 2 (incident)
Discipline & Dismissal
Exclusion - Crisis Management Guide
Exclusion - Letter commenting to Employer
Exclusion - Letter to HR, CEO, NE Board
Exclusion - Record of meeting
F2Cs Charter of Accountability
Filing System
Grievance Letter - letter lodging
Grievance Letter - lodge grievance
Hearings - acknowledge attendance
Investigations - notes and case management
IR Log
Letter to Access Records
Letter for disputed minutes of meeting
List - get done and delegated
NMC Registrants Response
Notes Minutes and Statements - Checklist
PIDA 1998 (WB) Disclosures
PIN - 48 laws of power
PIN - persuading, influencing, negotiating
Politics games, ploys and strategies
Raising Concerns - Letter to Line Manager
Raising Concerns - WB Criteria and Action
Raising Concerns - written request to change conduct
Raising Concerns informally
Reports - Investigations - Notes
Representation - Strategy and ECG
Representation - Investigatory Checklist and Notes
Representation - Hearings, Meetings, Checklist and Notes
Representation - Statement of Case
Representation - Questions
Representation - Interview and Meeting - Written Notes
Representation - Interview and Meeting - Written Notes
Representation - Interview and Meeting - Continued
Representation - Strategy and (N)ECG
Representation - Meeting, Checklist and Agenda
Representation - Case Summation
Representation - Meeting Notes
Representation - Questions
Representation - Summation
Safety - 7 Steps
Safety - IDT
Safety RCA Summary
Signed Receipt
SoC Appeal Individual
SoC Appeal against Dismissal
SoC Appeal Template
SoC Grievance
SoC Template 1
Soc Template 2
Statement of Truth
Verbal Reporting Log
Witnesses - Checklist
Witnesses - List of Attendees
Witnesses - Letter
Written Statements - Notes
Written Statements - Prompt
Written Statements - Template


The Department of Health Directions, December ‘03

These were written for the management of suspensions of doctors and dentists.  In a letter from the Minister of State, Rt. Hon John Hutton, MP to Brian Jenkins MP dated or received 5th Oct. ’04, Mr Hutton wrote that the ‘current procedures for doctors and dentists are based on the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service best practice and can be adapted for other staff groups’.

The Directions are therefore vital in the handling of your case.  They can be downloaded from A-Z site index, D scroll to Doctors and dentists discipline and suspension. For a summary of the main points see the web site ‘Important Directions whose principles are relevant to all staff’ for management of staff suspensions (click here if you would like to view a web-based version of these directions).  

New To view a suggested incident diary log click here (credit for this must go to Craig Longstaff).

The Nursing and Midwifery Council professional advisers will listen in confidence and give you their view.  Tel: 020 7333 6541/6550/6553. I have always found it fairly easy to get through to one of them.  They will also explain their procedures should your employer report you to them.

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has a helpline 0300 1231100.   The helpline advisor is able to explain employment processes and such matters as unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal. It is available Monday 8am-8pm, Tuesday 8am-6pm, Wednesday to Thursday 8am-8pm and Friday 8am-6pm. They can also be contacted by their on line service.

Legal advice from solicitors who specialise in employment law. You can find out who your local employment solicitors are by looking at The site will also give you advice about the service solicitors offer and how to prepare for meetings with them.


Department of Health, Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS  

Tel: 0207210 3000

Web address:


Nursing and Midwifery Council

23 Portland Place, London W1B 1PZ   Tel: 020 7637 7181


Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

Head Office: Brandon House, 180 Borough High St, London SE1 1LW