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Healthcare briefing – Healthcare professional regulatory reform

On 23 January 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care closed its consultation ‘Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’. According to the consultation paper published on 31 October 2017: ‘The regulation of healthcare professionals must change in order to protect patients, to support…

Are interim orders relevant to final sanction?

In a number of previous articles we considered the relevance of interim or immediate orders for suspension to the determination of an appropriate and proportionate sanction fitness to practise cases which do not raise patient safety concerns, sometimes referred to…

SRA – Change in the law on dishonesty

The law relating to dishonesty has recently changed. In Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67 the Supreme Court set out the test for dishonesty in the following way: ‘When dishonesty is in question the fact-finding tribunal must first ascertain (subjectively)…

Post-Ivey dishonesty cases – A scoreless draw

For all the commentary which they attracted, the Supreme Court’s comments on the Ghosh test in its judgment on Ivey were obiter. In DPP v Patterson[1] Leveson P observed they were ‘clearly obiter, and as a matter of precedent the court…