Kings View’s client achieves full HCPC registration

Kings View’s client achieves full HCPC registration

KD’s registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) was refused. KD approached Kings View seeking advice on appeal. Kings View fitness to practise defence barrister, Catherine Stock, commenting on KD’s case, said: “The focus of our advice was...
HCPC consultation on permanent right to hold remote hearings

HCPC consultation on permanent right to hold remote hearings

On 4 March 2021, the HCPC was granted  an amendment by the Department of Health and Social Care to existing  Rules which gave it the express  provision  to hold  hearings  remotely during  an emergency. Currently, the Coronavirus emergency provisions  are due to...
Professional boundaries – Avoid the Pitfalls

Professional boundaries – Avoid the Pitfalls

Healthcare regulators take a particularly serious view of breaching professional boundaries. What are personal boundaries and how to avoid the pitfalls.  What are personal boundaries? The nature of the patient/carer relationship is such that healthcare professionals...
Professional boundaries – Avoid the Pitfalls

PSA review shows substantial HCPC fitness to practise failures

The Health and Care Professions Council’s (HCPC) has significantly fallen short of standards of good fitness to practise standards according to the PSA. The outcome of the HCPC’s annual review by the Professional Standards Authority reveals that HCPC has only met one...
What a HCPC fitness to practise investigations involves

What a HCPC fitness to practise investigations involves

Once the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has decided that a fitness to practise complaint falls within its regulatory jurisdiction (triage), it will move to the initial investigation stage. At this point in the HCPC fitness to practise investigation...
HCPC consultation on permanent right to hold remote hearings

Kings View Chambers represent HCPC registrant

Kings View Chambers represented a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist in a case involving a breach of professional boundaries and dishonesty. Speaking about the case, barrister Catherine Stock commented that: “This case demonstrated how easy it can be even for an...
Duty of Candour and Fitness to Practise

Duty of Candour and Fitness to Practise

The duty of candour means healthcare professionals must be honest when something goes wrong and failure to do so can amount to misconduct. What is the duty of candour? All healthcare professionals have a duty of candour – a professional responsibility to be honest...