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Professionals and social media

Sharing information through social media is now a daily activity for many. Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter provide readily available forums through which opinion can easily be promulgated. Through the simple click of a button, a photo can…

CPS Victims’ Right to Review Scheme

In June 2013, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) launched the Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) Scheme. The VRR allows victims of crime to request a review of a police decision not to prosecute an individual under investigation. The VRR allows a…

Do I have to declare my conviction/caution?

For many healthcare professionals who received a caution or were convicted as an adult, that information will appear on your DBS certificate and will need to be declared in applications for employment. However, there are important exceptions where a declaration…

The right to be forgotten

Healthcare professionals who have been the subject of regulatory proceedings may struggle with the electronic footprint that can be generated on the Internet. However, recent developments at a European level may benefit practitioners, particularly those who have all allegations found…

Honesty is the best policy

The obligation to uphold professional standards by acting honestly and with integrity is enshrined in the standards of professional conduct for all healthcare professionals. Paragraph 56 of Good Medical Practice describes such mandatory traits as being “at the heart of…