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Sharing outcomes of student fitness to practise committees

10 Feb 2010 | Professional Standards Authority
  • Policy Advice

February 2010 good practice report

This report makes recommendations on handling outcomes of student fitness to practise committees, following a finding in the 2008/2009 Performance Review report. We consider that it is in the interests of public protection to share an individual student’s fitness to practise sanctions with a regulator. The report recommends that the student and the education provider should declare information about student fitness to practise sanctions to the regulator. It is for regulators to decide how and when they seek this information prior to registration. Regulators should collect data about student fitness to practise in their role in quality assuring the provision of pre-registration education and training. This should be used to improve standards of education and training and to improve the provision of guidance to students about professional conduct and competence. Regulators should work with education providers to share good practice in the management of student fitness to practise issues.