Publications

  • PSA’s role in fitness to practise
    PSA’s role in fitness to practise by Stephen McCaffrey medical Defence Barrister

    What role does the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) play in healthcare fitness to practise regulation?

     

    This week the PSA reported that it is not going to refer the NMC’s decision in the case of Helen Lockett, previous Director of Operations and Executive Nurse at the Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust to the High Court.

  • GDC, Covid19 and regulation – update on GDC regulation
    GDC, Covid19 and regulation – update on GDC regulation by Stephen McCaffrey GDC Defence Barrister

    The General Dental Council (GDC) has issued updated information on how it will continue to regulate and support dentists during the coronavirus (Covid19) outbreak.

    Core regulatory principles

    The GDC previously said its aim is to continue to be to provide support and clarity where they are able to, based on the two core principles:

  • Fitness to practise during Covid-19
    Fitness to practise during Covid-19 by Stephen McCaffrey GMC Defence Barrister

    During this extraordinary time, fitness to practise panels and tribunals have been cancelled or postponed.  What does this mean for healthcare professionals?

    Healthcare regulators

    As the country responds to the Covid-19 outbreak, there is recognition that healthcare workers and professionals will be faced with situations that will require decisions that will go against established principles and guidance.

    Healthcare regulators have issued a joint statement saying: