If an HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee has previously decided to impose a conditions of practice order or a suspension order, they will usually arrange HCPC Review Hearings to consider if the registrant is now fit to resume unrestricted practice.
At HCPC Review Hearings the registrant can (and in our view should) be legally represented, to enable professional submissions to be made to the committee.
Panels in HCPC Review Hearings want to be satisfied that the registrant has fully appreciated the gravity of the breach, has maintained their skills and knowledge and that patients will not be placed at risk by resumption of practice.
Panels in HCPC Review Hearings may decide to:Allow the practitioner to return back to unrestricted practice;
• Allow the practitioner to return back to unrestricted practice;
• Impose a further period of conditions; or
• Impose an extended period of suspension.
If you are facing an HCPC Review Hearing, please contact the MedicAssistanceScheme on a no obligation basis for expert advice and representation. Let us fight your corner to get you back to unrestricted practice.