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Category: Professional Discipline

High Court Considers Allegations Of Sexually Motivated Conduct In Fitness To Practise Proceedings

There’s an interesting new High Court decision about how regulators plead fitness to practise (“FtP”) allegations against healthcare professionals suspected of sexually motivated conduct. For many years now, such allegations have generally been pleaded in…

Doctors Who Make Single Clinical Mistakes Unlikely To Face Full GMC Investigation Under New Process – The BMJ

On 18 April 2019, the General Medical Council (“GMC”) announced the implementation of a new process to reduce the number of full fitness to practise investigations it undertakes into one-off mistakes by doctors – what…

ARCP Appeals

At this time of year I frequently get asked to assist doctors in relation to the ARCP, or Annual Review of Competence Progression, process – most commonly doctors wishing to appeal negative ARCP outcomes. Below…