What is an interim order?

What is an interim order?

A NMC statement on a nurse Lucy Letby charged with the murder confirmed that the issue will be given consideration by a virtual interim order hearing later this month. What is an interim order? The murder charge of nurse Lucy Letby, charged with the murder and...
Annual healthcare regulators whistleblowing report 2020

Annual healthcare regulators whistleblowing report 2020

The UK’s healthcare regulators have published their annual whistleblowing report the 12 months from April 2019 to March 2020. Whistleblowing in Healthcare Regulation Whistleblowing is the term used when someone who works for an employer raises a concern about...
HCPC support for ‘former registrants’

HCPC support for ‘former registrants’

The Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) has announced plans to support ‘former registrants’ to maintain their fitness to practise. The HCPC said it “recognise the challenges that former registrants might face in meeting our returning to practice...
The Future of Healthcare Regulation according to Matt Hancock

The Future of Healthcare Regulation according to Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock’s Future of Healthcare Recently the Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, delivered a speech to the Royal College of Physicians about the future of healthcare.  Much of what has driven his vision of the future was based on the health and social...
HCPC support for ‘former registrants’

HCPC regulating in the next phase of COVID-19

The Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) has set out its position for regulating in the next phase of COVID-19 including fitness to practise.  During the Covid19 emergency, the HCPC created and maintained a temporary register(s) of former registrants and...
Social Media and Fitness to Practise

Social Media and Fitness to Practise

In the context of healthcare fitness to practise, the use of social media might not appear important or relevant.  However, misuse of social media by health and care professionals can lead to fitness to practise investigations and sanctions. In this article, I will...