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What you need to know about being an expert witness

Being an expert witness is an opportunity to demonstrate high levels of expertise and professionalism in your own area of practise

Health declaration investigations process

Information on how we consider health declarations and establish whether individuals can practise safely and effectively.

Dishonesty by falsifying time sheet and travel expense claims

Case study: The NHS Counter Fraud Unit of the local NHS Trust raised concerns about a physiotherapist. On numerous occasions, the registrant submitted timesheets and claimed payments for hours they did not work.

Chiropodist, podiatrist and hearing aid dispenser renewals - window closing soon

The deadline for chiropodists, podiatrists and hearing aid dispensers to complete their registration renewal is fast approaching

Continuing professional development (CPD)

This section provides information about the CPD audit process, and provides guidance on meeting our CPD standards

Standards of proficiency

The professional standards all registrants must meet in order to become registered, and remain on the Register

Bringing profession into disrepute / inappropriate comments on social media

Case study: A paramedic self-referred after he posted inappropriate comments on social media, which caused his employer to suspend him.

Inappropriate relationship with patient

Case study: A psychologist’s employer raised concerns that the registrant had taken a service user on a trip involving an overnight stay in a shared hotel room, bought the service user alcohol and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol in the presence of the service user.

Failure to maintain adequate records

Case study: A dietitian’s employer raised concerns about their clinical practice and conduct, following a number of incidents relating to six different service users.

Unsafe clinical practice

Case study: A biomedical scientist’s employer raised concerns following an incident where the registrant failed to follow procedure. When processing samples, the registrant failed to prevent contamination, which led to inaccurate results.

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