The over-arching aim of the research was to explore the public’s view on the principles that under-pin the Indicative Sanctions Policy, specifically focusing on general public views towards it.
Where there are concerns that a registrant’s fitness to practise is impaired, this is investigated by the HCPC. Practice Committee panels consider fitness to practise cases. The HCPC’s Indicative Sanctions Policy2 sets out the principles that panels should consider when deciding what, if any, sanction should be applied. The Indicative Sanctions Policy is now being reviewed and research amongst the public was required as a key part of this process.