The Nursing and Midwifery Council has launched an investigation after one of its fitness to practise panel chairs left case papers on the train.
Winsome Levy, chair of the conduct and competence committee panel for a hearing on Wednesday, left the papers in a rucksack. The regulator said these were “quickly recovered”.
An NMC statement said: “A serving NMC panellist mislaid a rucksack for a short time during yesterday’s travel chaos.
“The contents included papers which were due to be read out in a public hearing later in the day. The rucksack and the papers were quickly recovered and returned to the person concerned.
“However we acknowledge that this was a serious incident. The chief executive [Dickon Weir-Hughes] has ordered an investigation.”