Decisions about practitioners
Each regulator has a ‘fitness to practise’ process for handling complaints about health and care professionals. The most serious cases are referred to formal hearings in front of fitness to practise committees.
We review every final decision made by all those fitness to practise committees. If we decide the decisions do not protect the public properly we can refer them to Court to be considered by a judge. Our power to do this comes from the NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002.
Read cases we have considered recently, see which cases we have appealed and find out about previous cases below: