The Health Professions Councill Committes are are made up of members who are independent. The committee may strike a practitioner off the register or impose lesser penalties, such as a caution, o,r often when we are instructed early on, take no action.
The HPC has powers to suspend a practitioner (interim suspension order), pending an investigation, where serious complaints are made.
It is crucial to take legal advice immediately and at Edward Hayes you have expert lawyers with a superb success rate of winning cases. Medical practitioners who involve specialist lawyers early on maximise their chances of retaining their livelihood.
The amount of work to be undertaken will depend on the individual circumstances and nature of the complaint and alleged breaches of the practitioner's code of conduct. A practitioner may need to complete courses or work experience that demonstrates post-incident learning and current fitness to practice.
The Health Professions Council (HPC) investigates complaints made by employers and members of the public against professionals working in the following regulated diciplines:
Art Psychotherapists, Biomedical Scientists, Chiropodists/Podiatrists, Clinical Scientists, Dieticians, Occupational Therapists, Orthoptists, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Prosthetists and Orthotists, Operating Department Practitioners, Radiographers, Speech and Language Therapists.