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i would like to know if i am at risk of going to prison, what the consequences may be and would i be better looking for another career.
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Thanks for your patience. As you may already know, it is illegal to work as a nurse without being on the NMC register. However, being imprisoned for working without being on the register is very unlikely. The usual consequences are that you may find it difficult to be enrolled back on to the register, or at least would have some explaining to do, or that you will find employers that are made aware of this are likely to look at it unfavourably. The NMC can report this to the police but it is rare that prosecutions are brought and it usually only results in a fine anyway.
You can read some more details on this issue here (the relevant section for the NMC is on page 9):
You will see that the usual outcome is a fine, which will be determined by the seriousness of the offence.
I cannot advise whether you should look for another career or not as there is no guarantee that you will never be able to work in this industry again, so you may at least want to try and salvage this career before choosing all is lost and switching to something else.
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