All applicants will have detailed feedback from their portfolio assessment which should minimize the need for an Appeals process, however if an applicant disagrees with the outcome of their portfolio a nurse may make a formal appeal against a decision using the Appeal Notification Form.
An appeal must be submitted within 7 working days of notification that the
application was unsuccessful.
On receipt of the Appeal Notification Form, the PDRP Coordinator will make arrangements for two new assessments to take place. The new assessors will not be told of the original outcome. If the outcome is still unsuccessful, and the applicant still wishes to appeal the decision, an Appeals Panel will be called. The Appeals Panel will assess the documented evidence, interview the applicant and the PDRP Assessor(s). The applicant may choose to bring a support person to the interview.
On completion of the Appeal, a written report outlining recommendations will be sent to the applicant with copies to the original assessors. The applicant should receive this report within 7 working days. The decision of the Appeals Panel is final and binding.