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The principle objectives of sanctions are to protect the public, uphold the standards and reputation of the profession and maintain public confidence in the profession.
If a panel concludes that the registrant's fitness to practise is impaired, it will then go on to consider what if any sanctions to impose. The purpose of any sanction is not to punish the registrant but to protect the wider public interest. Therefore the sanction should be proportionate and balance the interests of the Registrant with the interests of the public and the seriousness of the allegations found proven.
The sanctions available to the committee in ascending order from the least severe are:
financial penalty (except in a health case)
conditions (ordinarily to be followed by a review) for up to three years
suspension (ordinarily to be followed by a review), for up to 12 months, and
erasure (except in a health case)
The sanction should be proportionate. This means that the sanction must be appropriate bearing in mind the interests of the public and the interests of the registrant and the seriousness of the allegations found proven against the registrant. Whatever sanction the Fitness to Practice Committee decide upon should be reached after considering all the facts of a particular case. This includes taking account of any aggravating and
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