Fitness to practise implications when a pharmacy is the subject of enforcement action
The GPhC has a range of enforcement powers that will carry fitness to practise implications for pharmacists and pharmacy owners.
Doctor’s health, GMC self-referral and fitness to practise
In general, self-referral is only considered necessary by the GMC in cases where a doctor’s health might impact on their fitness to practise.
Things doctors can do to avoid a GMC referral
One of the most important steps to protect a doctor’s medical licence is making sure they avoid common types of misconduct allegations.
Doctors on Strike – Fitness to Practise Considerations
The right to take industrial action is protected by UK employment law but it might benefit doctors to understand the GMC position and guidance.
HCPC close case following Stephen’s intervention
Dr Brown approached us for advice at very early stages of an internal investigation which was proceeding a disciplinary and an HCPC referral.
Incorrect or Fraudulent Entries on the NMC Register
We look at the types of NMC entries, when an entry might be considered fraudulent and the powers available to the NMC.
The Future of Fitness to Practise – DHSC Consultation Response
The Department for Health and Social Care has published its response to proposals to reform fitness to practise in the UK.
General Pharmaceutical Council’s Provisional Enquiries
We explain the GPhC’s initial enquiries process and what a pharmacist should do when they are under investigation.
HCPC registrant avoids suspension
Stephen successfully resists HCPC application for immediate suspension for client accused of lack of competence alongside integrity issues.
Pharmaceutical Professional’s Fitness to Practise not Impaired
M instructed Kings View Chambers to represent them in a case involving dishonesty in the workplace.
Lack of Confidence in GMC & MPTS points to the Importance of Legal Representation
Confidence in the GMC’s ability to work in the interest of doctors and the MPTS’ ability to make fair decisions are at an all-time low amongst doctors.
NMC meetings and panels explained
What are the differences between a NMC hearing and meeting, and what are the implication of both for a nurse or midwife?
A Compassionate Approach to Fitness to Practise Defence
Fitness to practise investigations are traumatic experiences. We never lose sight of the human aspects of fitness to practise investigations and hearings.
Doctors, adverse health and fitness to practise
We consider what doctors should know and what action might be necessary to avoid an investigation and sanction.
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.