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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…

A guide to this year’s changes at the MPTS

The new year in 2016 brought with it the introduction of a number of changes at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS). The principle changes include: A change in the nomenclature of panels The introduction of legally qualified chairs sitting without legal…

NHS health surcharge to be extended in April 2016

Since April 2015, nationals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) have been required to pay a ‘health surcharge’ when making UK immigration applications, allowing them equivalent rights of access to the NHS as UK residents. Australian and New Zealand…