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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…

Impairment and sanction in public interest cases

Professional Standards Authority v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2017] CSIH29 The Fitness to Practise process is not intended to punish Registrants for past misconduct. Its function is to protect patient safety and the public interest, including the public interest in maintaining…

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…