Our case studies are based on real life fitness to practise concerns we have received. They illustrate the types of issues that are taken into consideration by a panel when deciding if a registrant’s fitness to practise is impaired, and if so what sanction to apply.
|Type of concern||Driving under the influence of alcohol|
|Profession||Chiropodist / podiatrist|
Standards of conduct, performance and ethics (updated in August 2012)
A podiatrist self-referred following a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol. The Conduct and Competence Committee Panel considered the allegation. The registrant did not attend the hearing but had provided his own account of the incident. He expressed his sorrow and a wish to resume his career in podiatry. When considering current impairment, the Panel determined the registrant’s conviction for the offence and damaged public confidence in the profession. It felt that there was some risk of repetition and a lack of engagement. It, therefore, found the registrant’s fitness to practise to be impaired by reason of the conviction.
|Measures we put in place to protect the public||The Conduct and Competence Committee imposed a six-month suspension order.|
- Learning material
- Case study
- Registrants, Employers
- Chiropodists / podiatrists