Health and social care providers who are also registered as nurses or doctors often have to deal with a two-pronged attack from regulators because they may have to deal with criticisms from both the provider regulator, such as the CQC or Ofsted, as well as from professional regulators such as the General Medical Council (GMC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). There is also greater emphasis now on regulators sharing information between bodies. This means that provider regulators and professional regulators are likely to refer matters to each other where appropriate.
If you do have to deal simultaneously with a professional regulator alongside your provider regulator, Ridouts team of specialist lawyers is best placed to advise on both fronts as each is likely to impact on the other.
Team members at Ridouts have extensive experience of dealing with professional regulators and have dealt with a wide range of allegations.