HCPC Representation Solicitors, Glasgow
If you need advice or representation with matters related to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), we can help. The HCPC operates on a UK-wide basis and was established to protect the UK public by ensuring all health and care professionals uphold standards of practice. However, the HCPC may also take action against those professionals if a complaint is made.
We understand that if you are facing disciplinary action, the fitness to practise process and any proceedings may be a very difficult and confusing time for you. Our lawyers can help. If you are facing HCPC fitness to practise proceedings, get in touch with us today. We are experienced in this area of law and can provide the practical advice and representation you need. Call us now on 0141 429 2262 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.
HCPC fitness to practise proceedings
The HCPC maintains a register of the professionals who are allowed to practise in the UK because they meet the professional, behavioural, health and training standards that are required by their profession. If a professional fails to meet these requirements, the HCPC may impose sanctions or even remove individuals from the register. Similarly, where a complaint is made against a registered professional, the HSPC must investigate and assess the professional’s fitness to practise.
In order to sanction a registered professional, the HCPC will carry out fitness to practise proceedings. This will generally involve deciding whether complaints made by colleagues, members of the public, or others, need further investigation and if so, opening a case and investigating the allegations.
What types of complaints will the HCPC investigate?
The HCPC will typically investigate any allegation of misconduct made against a registered professional. This may include:
- Conducting an improper relationship with a service user
- Lack of competence
- Failing to meet standards on a persistent basis
The HCPC will also investigate:
- Physical or mental health problems which may impair the registered professional’s fitness to practise, or which may affect the safety of clients or service users
- Following a conviction or even a caution for a criminal offence, particularly violent offences or those of a sexual nature
What sanctions does the HCPC have the power to impose?
If an investigation and hearing take place, the final hearing panel has the power to impose a variety of sanctions and to make various orders. These include:
- No further action
- Conditions of practise
- Striking off
Contact Beltrami & Company Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Lawyers, Glasgow
If you are facing an investigation from the HCPC, or require representation at a fitness to practise hearing, get in touch with our team today. We have many years of experience in helping health and care professionals through these challenging procedures and can provide the highest quality advice and assistance. Contact us today by calling 0141 429 2262 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.