Regulation of healthcare professionals

Regulation of healthcare professionals guidance:

This Practice Note explains the process for appeals to the High Court from an order by a panel of one of the fitness to practice committees to the Health and Care...

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This Practice Note explains general and pre-hearing matters to be considered before the final fitness to practice hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal...

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This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for the main hearing,...

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This Practice Note explains Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) postponement and adjournment of proceedings and proceeding in the absence of a registrant during...

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This Practice Note explains the sanctions that the Health and Social Work Professions Council (HCPC) fitness to practice committee panel can impose. Note that the...

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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular, the...

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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular, the...

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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular, the...

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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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