This course focuses upon regulatory law and principles specific to the healthcare professionals, including doctors (the General Medical Council (GMC)), nurses and midwives (the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)) and numerous other healthcare practitioners registered with other bodies, including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The course is aimed at those already practising in the field of regulatory law in the healthcare professions, whether in private practice or within a regulatory body.
Professional disciplinary and fitness to practise investigations in the healthcare professions can be highly complex and lengthy, yet the outcomes can have a career devastating impact. Accordingly, this course seeks to provide practical guidance on managing such proceedings, as well as managing the risks and overlapping strategies when advising clients who find themselves in both employment and regulatory proceedings concurrently.
The course takes a practical approach and will include reviewing a case study that explores the issues in context.
The areas covered include:
Background to the various healthcare regulatory bodies, their scope and aims
Introduction to rules and procedure in the healthcare regulatory bodies
The applicable legal principles in the healthcare regulators – insight and professional development, misconduct and impairment, and sanction
Managing the client and practical initial steps including dealing with disclosure, witnesses and employer references
Understanding and avoiding the risks and adopting strategies when dealing with the difficult overlap between concurrent employment tribunal and regulatory proceedings when advising clients