Professional Disciplinary

Professional Disciplinary

Providers who are also registered as nurses or doctors often have to deal with a two-pronged attack
from regulators because they have to deal with criticisms from both the provider regulator, such as CQC, as
well as from professional regulators such as the GMC or NMC. There is also greater emphasis now on
regulators sharing information. This means that provider regulators and professional regulators are likely to
refer matters to each other.

If you do have to deal with a professional regulator alongside your provider regulator, Ridouts 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. Services include:

Services include:

  • Advising and representing providers faced with GMC or NMC proceedings;  
  • Challenging decisions to impose interim orders against nurses or doctors;
  • Challenging, in appropriate cases, that there is no case to answer with the result that the case never reaches a substantive hearing;
  • Help to identify the evidence which a panel is most likely to find persuasive if  individuals do  attend a hearing;
  • Drafting witness statements and helping  to identify which are the most appropriate documents to exhibit;
  • Conducting the advocacy  at interim order or substantive hearings;
  • Help conducting appeals against professional regulators in the High Court, if appropriate

Ridouts is well placed to offer a professional disciplinary service which will be of vital importance if you also have to face provider regulators.

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