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GPhC Defence Barrister
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GDC Defence Barrister
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NMC Defence Barrister
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GOsC Defence Barrister
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Recent Blog & News
The do’s and do not’s of using social media in the context of health and care professions, and how social media can result in fitness to practise issues arising.
The GMC’s provisional enquiries identifies cases that should not progress to an full fitness to practise investigation. How should doctors respond?
Dr Arora treatment by the GMC & MPTS has caused universal anger and outrage. A review of the case drew strong criticism of the GMC but will this result on long overdue change?
Where Case Examiners consider a warning but the doctor disputes the facts or is not willing to accept a warning, they have a right to an oral hearing.
The Dental Professionals Hearings Service is changing the way that admissions made by dental professionals are handled at the preliminary stage of a fitness to practise hearing.
Do doctors have to attend their MPTS hearings and what are the consequences for doctors who chose not to do so?