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Queries about fitness to practise

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  • Anyone can raise a concern about a registrant’s fitness to practise. This includes members of the public, employers, the police, other organisations and other health and care professionals.

    To help decide whether you should make the referral to us please see our guidance:

    Step-by-step guidance on raising concerns

     

  • The Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS) is the hearings service of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

    Visit the The Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service website

     

  • The customer service process is designed for addressing complaints you may have about the service we provide, such as our timeliness of response.

    It is not designed to deal with complaints you may have about decisions included in the outcome of fitness to practise cases.

    Customer service

     

  • If your complaint is about a fitness to practise decision made by a Panel where the process is prescribed by law or there is a legal right of appeal we cannot interfere with that decision.

    Examples are:

    • A decision by an Investigating Committee Panel
    • A decision by a Conduct and Competence Committee Panel
    • A decision by a Health Committee Panel
    • A decision by a Registration Appeals Panel
  • If your complaint is about an administrative fitness to practise decision made on the basis of HCPC policy or guidelines, we cannot vary such a decision unless an investigation shows that the policy or guidelines were wrongly applied or new and material evidence has become available.

    Examples are:

    • A decision that an allegation does not meet the standard of acceptance
    • The publication of a hearing outcome on our website

    If you would like further information on the above, please contact the fitness to practise department's Assurance and Development Team at 

     

Contact our Fitness to Practise Department

For enquires on raising a concern about the fitness to practise of a registrant, please contact:

Freephone number: 0800 328 4218

Tel: +44 (0)20 7840 9814

 

Page updated on: 12/10/2018
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