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...
Kings View Chambers represent HCPC registrant

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...
The future of Fitness to Practise – DHSC Consultation

The future of Fitness to Practise – DHSC Consultation

An important consultation to overhaul fitness to practise has been launched by the Department of Health and Social Care. This week, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) launched what has been described as a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to overhaul...
What a HCPC fitness to practise investigations involves

Self-referring to the Health and Care Professions Council

A self-referral is when you inform a regulator of a concern about your own conduct, competence or health that may impair your fitness to practise. Under certain circumstances, the requirement to self-refer might be clear but this is not always the case, for example in...
Fitness to Practise and Adverse Health

Fitness to Practise and Adverse Health

Fitness to practise includes health – both physical and mental.  With adverse health, what should be considered and when is a fitness to practise referral appropriate? Health in Fitness to Practise Health is an important consideration in fitness to practise.  Health...
Fitness to Practise – Reflection, Insight & Remediation

Fitness to Practise – Reflection, Insight & Remediation

Reflection and demonstrating insight are important in fitness to practise proceedings but what is the significance of these and what does insight look like in practice?  When things go wrong Fitness to practise investigations and sanctions exist to protect the...