284. What constitutes misconduct.

284.     What constitutes misconduct.

Consequent to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, this Halsbury paragraph should be read in conjunction with the European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/593, pending incorporation of the changes into the text.

Misconduct is not statutorily defined1. The case law does speak of 'conduct meriting the opprobrium of other members of the profession' or conduct considered 'deplorable' by fellow practitioners2. However, misconduct is not simply misconduct in the carrying out of medical work but may include other misconduct provided there is a link with the