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Nursing and Midwifery Council publishes its Fitness to Practise Annual Report

United Kingdom - December 3 2018 It has been a year of change for the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s fitness to practise process. There is now a single Fitness to Practise Committee…

Stewart Duffy.

Skipping a stage? New ruling by the Court of Session shines a light on the process the GDC is expected to follow

United Kingdom - October 25 2018 In a decision handed down in the Court of Session in Scotland last week, Lady Wolffe held that the Investigating Committee (IC) of the GDC had…

Stewart Duffy.

‘Rest assured, our communications are completely confidential’ - and they really are

United Kingdom - September 14 2018 Legal professional privilege is a doctrine of fundamental importance to both lawyers and their clients, allowing certain documents and communications…

Stewart Duffy, William Bainbridge.

Under Pressure: Safely managing increased demand in emergency departments

United Kingdom - June 8 2018 The ever increasing demand on healthcare resources is a topic that never strays too far from media headlines. The combination of an ageing population…

Graeme Irvine.

The stresses of the system: New proposals by the GMC on its fitness to practise procedure

United Kingdom - May 18 2018 The General Medical Council (GMC) has appointed an independent expert in order to address improvements that can be made to its fitness to practise…

William Childs.