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Revised GDC guidance on issuing warnings

Following a public consultation earlier this year the General Dental Council (GDC) has published new guidance for the Case Examiners to consider when determining whether a warning would be an appropriate method of closing an investigation. The Guidance will come…

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…

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…

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…

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…