Regulatory Protection For Health Professionals
Scrutiny of professionals working in London and elsewhere is more intense today than ever before. Media revelations about the care of children and the elderly in council care have seen public disquiet grow. There is a strong desire for those who fail to carry out their duties to the required standard to be held accountable.If your fitness to practice has been challenged or you have been accused of some wrongdoing in the course of your work, it is important to remember that you have a right to a fair hearing.
There is a complex body of regulations which is increasingly used to challenge the abilities of individual social workers, doctors and other medical practitioners. At Brown & Co Solicitors in Greenwich, we offer the specialist legal advice that is essential to protect your interests and your future career.
In the field of regulatory and conduct investigations, our lawyers understand how the public sector works, navigating the layers of regulatory bureaucracy with certainty and providing the clarity his clients need.
Professional Legal Services: Comprehensive Representation
We represent professionals at all stages of proceedings, from initial referral and investigation to preliminary hearings, interim orders, panel hearings, conduct and competence committee hearings and sanction reviews.
The bodies we appear before include:
- The Nursing and Midwifery Council
- The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) which regulates a wide range of professionals including social workers, dieticians, biomedical scientists, art therapists and more
- The General Medical Council
- The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service
- The General Dental Council
We also advise employers and prospective employees on applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service for DBS and criminal records checks and updates.
To arrange an initial meeting, call us on 020 8858 5996 or contact us online. Contact us as soon as you are aware of the possibility of regulatory intervention: sometimes we can submit a sufficiently persuasive case to avoid the matter proceeding to a full committee hearing.