Brexit implications for fitness to practise

Brexit implications for fitness to practise

With the UK’s departure from the European Union only weeks away, what does Brexit mean for healthcare regulation in the UK? The UK’s exit from the European Union will bring wholesale legislative change including for legislation governing how healthcare professionals...
HCPC fitness to practise “Improvement Programme”

HCPC fitness to practise “Improvement Programme”

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is failing to meet standards of good regulation and has implemented a fitness to practise “Improvement Programme” to address this. As of the 31st of March 2020 the HCPC has still to achieve 6 of the 24 Professional...
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...