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Cosmetic procedures – beware

All practitioners involved in the provision of cosmetic procedures must take note of new GMC guidance, which is coming into force in June 2016, and new guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons published in April 2016. The guidance stems from…

The fitness to practise process: risks of non-engagement

General Medical Council and Olufemi Adeogba & General Medical Council and Evangelos-Efstathios Visvardis Court of Appeal (Civil Division) [2016] EWCA Civ 162 Practitioners should take note of the recent Judgement dated 18 March 2016 by Sir Brian Leveson, Lord Justice Gross…

Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Dr Ewa Michalak

The Court of Appeal has passed judgment on an important case with potentially wide-ranging implications for all regulated professionals. The case concerns the question how a regulated professional person who claims to have suffered from discrimination by his/her qualifications body should…

GMC/MPTS Indicative Sanctions Guidance

The GMC/MPTS’ joint new Indicative Sanctions Guidance came into effect as of 1 March 2016. The new guidance updates that which was published in December 2015 and implements further changes arising out of the 2014 public consultation. Suspension The new guidance elaborates…

GDC Consultation

The GDC is currently consulting on a series of significant changes to its fitness to practise process. Key proposed changes include: The introduction of Case Examiners to undertake the functions of the Investigating Committee A power to agree undertakings with registrants Reforms to…