Upcoming hearings and previous decisions

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt in every aspect of society, and fitness to practise is no exception. Earlier this year, many hearings were postponed or adjourned in line with government guidelines. However, where we perceive an immediate risk to patient safety, urgent hearings are still being run remotely using video conference facilities. In addition, where appropriate, and with the agreement of all parties concerned, we may also hold hearings which were previously adjourned part way through.

In June 2020 we started to relist any Practice Committee hearings which may be heard remotely and/or where parties are in agreement that they may go ahead using video technology.

From mid September 2020, we are starting to hold some hearings in person at our Wimpole Street hearings. We’ve put measures in place to protect participants, which you can read about in our Hearings information pack.

In the interests of transparency, the starting point for our fitness to practise hearings is that they take place in public, and we are aiming to maintain this principle for our remote hearings as well as hearings held in person.. We need to balance this against the need to prioritise the smooth running of hearings so maximum attendance limits will apply.

To request a public access place for a hearing, please submit a request.

The Committee may consider it appropriate to hear entire hearings, or certain aspects or hearings, in private. In these instances, members of the public will not be admitted.

For further information on publication of outcomes, please see our Disclosure and Publications Policy.

For more information about remote hearings please read our guidance and FAQs.

On this page you can see upcoming, current, and past hearings. Registration Appeals are also listed.

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