May 2008 advice to the Secretary of State
This report considers the practicality of student registration and how to deliver a proportionate and risk-based approach to student behaviour. It emphasises the importance of professionalism as a developing strand of the curriculum and risk management in different practice settings. We recommend that education providers have formal mechanisms for investigating student fitness to practise issues, based on a code of conduct agreed with the regulatory bodies. However, there is insufficient evidence to support calls for regulators to register students in the interest of patients and the public.