Doctors, adverse health and fitness to practise

Doctors, adverse health and fitness to practise

Doctor’s must manage adverse health or face the prospect of a GMC fitness to practise investigation. I consider what doctors should know and what action might be necessary to avoid an investigation and sanction. What is adverse health? The General Medical Council’s...
Employer Referrals – What doctors should know

Employer Referrals – What doctors should know

Responsible Officers can make a referral to the GMC if there have been “serious concerns” raised about a doctor’s fitness to practise. Responsible Officers A Responsible Officer (ROs) is a statutory position responsible and accountable for the local clinical...
Fitness to Practise in Review – 2022

Fitness to Practise in Review – 2022

Racial Bias & Discrimination Sadly, 2022 saw a continuation of regulators struggling with racial bias & discrimination.  Of note, was the recent case of doctor Dr Manjula Arora that forced the General Medical Council to apologise to her and forced to accept...
Responding to NMC Investigations

Responding to NMC Investigations

During a NMC investigation, nurses have an opportunity to respond to enquiries and this could influence the outcome of the investigation but it is essential that legal advice is sought at an early stage. NMC Screening Screening is the first stage in the Nursing &...