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