Regulation of healthcare professionals

Regulation of healthcare professionals guidance:

FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) is responsible for the regulation of health care professionals in England and Wales. The regulation...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) is responsible for the regulation of health care professionals in England and Wales. The regulation...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) is responsible for the regulation of health care professionals in England and Wales. The regulation...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) is responsible for the regulation of health care professionals in England and Wales. The regulation...

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Nursing and Midwifery Council The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulatory body for all nurses and midwives practising in the UK. All nurses and midwives...

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Fitness to practise hearings Fitness to Practise Hearings should be conducted in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 (NMO 2001) and the Nursing and...

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The impairment stage Following the conclusion of the factual stage of the Fitness to Practise (FTP) Hearing process, the committee panel may move on to the impairment...

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Interim Orders Interim Orders may be made if they are necessary to protect the public or in the public interest or in the registrant's interest prior to the substantive...

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When considering interim orders, the panel should have in mind each of the three options available to them namely, no order, conditions of practice, or suspension—see...

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Role of the Investigating Committee The role of the Investigating Committee (IC) panel is to consider: • a fitness to practise (FTP) allegation, or • an allegation that...

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Review hearings A review hearing will be held to review a conditions of practice order or suspension order before the end of a specified time period or on an application...

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What are NMC sanctions? Where a Practice Committee has concluded that a registrant's fitness to practise is impaired, the committee panel will proceed to consider what,...

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Fitness to Practise Committee By virtue of the Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017, SI 2017/321, from 28 July 2017 a single committee, known as the Fitness to...

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The panel is invited to consider the indicative sanctions guidance in every case. As each case will be fact specific, the panel has the discretion to depart from the...

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Immediate orders following determination on sanction Where a sanction has been imposed, it will not take effect until after the end of the 28-day appeal period, and...

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Procedure before a Medical Practitioners Tribunal The role of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (MPT) (formerly known as the Fitness to Practise Panel), is to determine...

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What is the Professional Standards Authority? The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) oversees the work of the UK’s ten regulators of health and social care...

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Review, revocation and extension of interim orders An interim order is an order made by the General Medical Council (GMC) interim orders tribunal suspending or imposing...

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The role of the GMC The General Medical Council (GMC) is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK. The legal basis of the GMC's power derives from the Medical Act...

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Referral to the GMC case examiners At the conclusion of the initial investigation stage, if the Registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC) considers that a doctor's...

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Interim orders tribunals An interim orders tribunal (IOT), which was previously known as an Interim Orders Panel, is constituted under Schedule 1 of the Medical Act 1983...

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The Investigation Committee The Investigation Committee considers allegations referred to it by the Registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC). Its procedures are...

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